Israeli air force fired missiles, on Tuesday evening, at a Palestinian car in Jabalia refugee camp, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, two fighters were killed; at least nine bystanders were injured.
The two fighters, member of Hamas’ military wing in the Gaza Strip, who were killed in the attack, were identified as Hasan Al Madhoun, and Fawzi Al Qudra.
Hamas media spokesperson Mushir Al Masry, vowed retaliation and said that this strike is considered “an open war” against the Palestinian people and factions.
“They are going to pay the price”, Al Masry said.
After the assassination, dozens of fighters rushed to the local hospital in Jabalia, where the bodies were taken, and fired rounds of live ammunition in the air.
The missiles were fired at the car only a few minutes after a convoy carrying the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, passed through the shelled area, a Palestinian security source reported.
Israel holds Al Madhoun responsible of planning bombings in Ashdod port in 2002, and the Karno Crossing between Gaza and Israel, in addition to carrying several attacks against the army and Gaza settlements before the Israeli pullout from Gaza.
Abu Ahmad, a spokesperson of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, reported that the retaliation of the brigades will be “equal to the crime”.
Abu Odai, leader of the Al Aqsa brigades in Gaza, said that thisÃ‚Â assasination puts an end to the Palestinian internal understandings of cease fire, vowing that the group will retaliate against from the Gaza strip.
Palestinian cabinet minister and chief negotiator, Dr. Saeb Erekat, slammed the attack and said that Israel is sabotaging the Palestinian efforts to maintain the truce and calm in the area.