Israeli Apaches shelled, on Tuesday at dawn, several areas in Gaza city, Khan Younis and Beit Hanoun, in the Gaza Strip.

An Israeli military source reported that the army shelled a “series of targets” throughout the Gaza Strip.

“Soldiers fired a missile at a bridge which leads to Beit Hanoun, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip”, a Palestinian security source reported, “They also fired two missiles at a bridge which links Al Zaytoun neighborhood with Beit Hanoun Crossing [Eretz Crossing]; damage was reported, no injuries.

In Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, soldiers shelled an office building which belongs to Fateh movement, and a money-changing store.

According to Israeli source, the owner of the store, Osama Bashiti, is a member of Hamas, and was arrested in July as he returned from the United Arab Emirates; Bashiti was charged with funneling financial support to Hamas in Gaza. 

Also, an Israeli source reported that two homemade shells were fired at the Negev area, no injuries were reported.

According to the Israeli online daily, Haaretz, the United States backed on Monday the ongoing military attacks in the Gaza Strip, in spite that Hamas pledged to halt the firing of homemade shells at Israeli targets.