Palestinian medical sources reported on Thursday at night that the Israeli air force fired missiles at civilian areas east of Gaza City killing four residents and injuring eight others, The sources stated that the bodies of the killed residents were severely mutilated after the army fired at least four missiles.

Three of the four killed residents were identified later on as Mohammad Saleh Joha, Ahmad Saleh Siyam and Ahmad Roshdy Siyam.

Also on Thursday night after midnight, soldiers shelled several areas in Al Shujaeyya neighborhood, east of Gaza city.

One of the shelled areas is located behind Dar Al Wafa’ rehabilitation hospital, the Palestinian WAFA news agency reported. No injuries were reported until the time of this report but heavy damage was reported in the area.

Also on Thursday night after midnight, soldiers fired shells at several houses in Al Atatra area west of Beit Lahia town, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip; at least one resident was hospitalized.