Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, the armed wing of Fatah, claimed responsibility for the killing of an Israeli soldier on Wednesday, Maan News Agency reported.

The agency added that the soldier was killed near the buffer zone east of Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip.
The group issued a statement on Wednesday confirming that one of its snipers killed the soldier adding that Israeli soldiers and ambulances arrived at the scene after the shooting.
The statement concluded that this operation came in response to the latest Israeli assassination of an Al Qassam leader yesterday in Tulkarem.