Monday afternoon, Israeli soldiers shelled with heavy artillery civilian areas in Abraj Al Nada area, north of Beit Lahia, in the northern Part of the Gaza Strip killing three residents, including a child, and injuring fifteen others.

Palestinian medical sources reported that soldiers fired shelled towards residential tower number 10 killing three residents; three of the fifteen injured residents are in serious conditions. The residential tower was badly damaged in the strike.  

Dr. Muawiya Hassanen, head of the Emergency Unit at the Palestinian Ministry of Health, said that two of the killed residents were identified as Sadeq Abdul-Raouf Nasser, 27, and a nurse identified as Sa’adi Ahmad Na’im, 30.

The body of the third resident, who is a Palestinian child, was severely mutilated and disconnected which made it difficult to identify him immediately.

The child was later on identified as Saleh Ibrahim Nasser, 15.

Hundreds of residents of the shelled tower fled their homes fearing additional Israeli shelling.