The Israeli Air Force shelled on Wednesday evening the house of Sheikh Zaki Al Dardeesy, one of the political leaders of Hamas movement in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

Hammad Al Raqeb, spokesperson of Hamas, stated that the family survived “a potential massacre” as the army fired two missiles which hit an empty room. One woman was injured in the shelling.


Al Raqeb added that this attack is part of the ongoing Israeli assaults against the Palestinian residents, and that these assaults target civilians and do not differentiate between political and military leaders of the Palestinian factions.


He added that Israel is targeting the families of political leaders and leaders of resistance factions and that these violations will only strengthen the determination to fight against the occupation.


He also said that resistance and steadfastness are the only choices for the Palestinians who will continue their struggle until independence.