Israeli sources reported on Sunday at night that two Israelis were injured, one seriously, after Palestinian fighters fired homemade shells at the Israeli Negev town of Sdeort.Israeli online daily, Haaretz, reported that the Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for firing the shells.

One of the injured Israelis is a 24-year old employee of a gas station; he was hit by shrapnel and was moved to an Israeli hospital for treatment.

Haaretz added that the second Israeli was mildly injured, and “is suffering hearing problems”.

Moreover, one more homemade shell was fired on Sunday evening at an area in the Western Negev; the shells landed in an open area causing no damage or injuries.

David Baker, an official at the office of the Israeli Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert, stated on Saturday evening that the Palestinian Authority is required to act against these attacks.

In a separate incident, one Israeli, working as a guard of a fuel truck, was shot and injured on Sunday in a shooting attack that took place west of Ramallah.

The Al Qassam Martyrs Brigades, the armed wing of Fateh, claimed responsibility for the Ramallah shooting.

Israeli military sources reported that initial investigation revealed that the driver was shot from a speeding vehicle.

Israeli medical sources said that the guard was shot twice in the head, and that the driver of the fuel truck did not suffer any injuries.