In a statement, issued Tuesday by the Fatah-linked Martyr Ayman Jouda militant group read that a group of its resistance fighters survived an attack Tuesday morning by an Israeli drone to the east of Gaza city.The statement points out that the group was prepared to launch homemade shells near the Nahal Auz Israeli military crossing point, when attacked by a missile, dropped by the Israeli drone.

The group reiterated determination to continue resistance against the Israeli occupation, the statement maintains.

Israeli security officials hinted yesterday that the Israeli army would carry out an attack on the Gaza Strip to ‘crackdown on the Palestinian homemade shells’, being fired on nearby Israeli targets.

Both Israel and Palestinians agreed last November to a ceasefire in Gaza, yet Israel has recently killed 9 Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank. Later on, Palestinian resistance groups announced the ceasefire ‘dead’.