One Palestinian was killed and eight were injured as Israeli air force war planes bombed a house in Gaza city on Saturday morning.

The house is located in Al-Sheikh Radwan, a highly dense residential area.

Another Palestinian was killed when an Israeli apache opened fire at him in the eastern Gaza Strip.  The army claimed he was armed and was hurling grenades at the fence surrounding the Gaza Strip.

In the early hours of Saturday morning, Israeli gun ships fired a missile at the Palestinian Ministry of Econumy in Al-Nasser neighborhood, in Gaza, causing massive damage in a multi-story building where the ministry is located, according to Palestinian sources.


Eyewitnesses reported that the building caught fire, however, it caused no casualties as it was empty at that time.

Civil defense and fire-trucks arrived at the scene to prevent the fire from expanding onto the nearby clustered buildings.

Few hours later, Israeli war planes bombarded a bridge northeast of Al-Bureij refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip. This is the fifth bridge that got  destroyed since the beginning of the intensive military operation through the past three weeks.

The destruction of this vital bridge by the Israeli forces cuts the road for the Palestinians who need to travel between the north and the south of the strip.