Sunday morning, Israeli army shelled with heavy artillery an area located east of Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, killing one resident who was planting his farmland.



A Palestinian medical source at Kamal Adwan Hospital in Beit Lahia reported that resident Hasan Hussein Al Shafi’ey, 55, was seriously injured in his back after a tank shell landed and exploded in his farmland.

Al Shafi’ey died of his wounds before medical teams were able to transfer him to hospital.

On Saturday evening, one Palestinian elderly man was killed after the army shelled an area in Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip; at least three residents were inured.

The army also shelled the Bedouin area and Beit Hanoun, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.

In retaliation to the shelling, Palestinian resistance factions fired several homemade shells at Israeli military zones close to the Gaza borders.

Israeli online daily Haaretz reported that the strike was ordered newly appointed Minister of Defense, Amir Peretz.

The authorization of the strike comes after the Israeli government, headed by Shaul Mofaz, was officially sworn in on Thursday.

On Friday the Israel Air Force bombed a building claimed to be used by the Popular Resistance Committees in Gaza, killing five residents.

In the West Bank city of Nablus, one resident identified as Mohammad Qotob, 19, was killed on Friday after the under-cover units of the Israeli army invaded the city to arrest a member of the Popular Resistance Committees.