Palestinian medical sources in Gaza reported that two Palestinians were killed after an Israeli military helicopter fired a missile at a group of people who gathered east of Gaza city, 19, residents were injured in the attack. One Palestinian woman, aged 70, died earlier on Thursday after the army fired shells the Jabalia refugee camp, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.
The sources identified the two residents as Mohammad Kallab, 19, and Mohammad Sho’eib, 26. They died of their wounds at a Gaza hospital.
The Al Qassam brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, said that Kallab is a member of the brigades, and that he was killed by an Israeli shell in Al Shaath area, east of Gaza city.
Three residents were injured, one seriously, after the army fired a tank shells at a house in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.
Local sources in Gaza reported that tanks stationed east of Gaza city fired shells at a group of residents in Al Shijaeyya neighborhood, east of Gaza City, and injured fifteen residents, five seriously.
Also, a nine-year old child, Mariam Al Kafarna, was injured by shrapnels of a tank shell fired by the army at Beit Hanoun, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.
On Thursday morning a 70-year old woman was killed after the army fired shells a house that belongs to Al Najjar family, in Abeb-Rabbo area, east of Jabalia refugee camp, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. A relative of the aged woman was also moderately injured.
A medical source at Abu Yousef Al Najjar hospital in Gaza reported that the woman was hit by shrapnel in her head.
Moreover, the Israeli air force fired missiles at several houses in the same area, and shelled a hut that belongs to a fisherman in Al Twam area, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. The same hut was shelled two times on Wednesday.
In Beit Hanoun, troops demanded the residents to leave an area near the Agricultural College, and several educational institutions in preparation to shell them in the coming hours. Army spokesperson claimed that fighters fired homemade shells at the Israeli Negev town of Sderot from that area.
Twenty-four resients, including three children, were killed by the Israeli army in the Gaza Strip, on Wednesday.