{mosimage}A Palestinian medical source in Gaza reported on Monday that one Jordanian was killed, and two other residents were injured after the newly formed Hamas-led security force exchanged fire with gunmen near the Palestinian parliament in Gaza.

The Jordanian resident, identified as Khaled Al Rashaida, 45, the driver of ‘s ambassador in Gaza. He was shot in his head as he was driving near the Palestinian parliament building in Gaza city when the gun battles renewed; at least six residents were injured.

The clashes took place near a Police headquarters in Gaza, and in the area of the Palestinian Legislative Council in the city.

One Fateh member, identified as Mohammad Abu T’ema, 23, was killed on Monday night after midnight in earlier clashes. Abu T’ema suffered a gunshot injury in his head.

The renewed clashes that took place in an area between the Palestinian parliament and police headquarters, involves Fatah activists, Hamas activists, members of the Palestinian security forces and members of the new Hamas security force.

Eyewitnesses reported that Hamas gunmen, barricaded in an abandoned building during the gun battle, fired a rocket-propelled grenade and threw two hand grenades at policemen.

Palestinian security officials reported the violence was renewed when members of a new Hamas security force stopped a car carrying members of the Preventive Security Service, a branch loyal to the Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas.

On March 8, three gunmen were killed during clashed which erupted between Fateh and Hamas gunmen after the Hamas-controlled Palestinian Ministry of Interior, announced the formation of a security force.

Most of the members of the newly formed security force are members of Hamas and the Salah Ed Deen Brigades, the military wing of the Popular Resistance Committees.

Meanwhile, Al Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, denied any relation with the assassination attempt that targeted General Tareq Abu Rajab, head of the Palestinian Intelligence.

The based Al Jazeera news agency reported that the Brigades did not denounce the attack and described Abu Rajab as a traitor.

Tension escalated in the Gaza Strip on Sunday at night after an explosive charge was found near the house of Rashid Abu Shbak, head of the Palestinian Internal Security.