Saturday after midnight, Israeli forces shelled several houses in Beit Hanoun, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, several residents were injured. In Gaza city, soldiers shelled house Al Saftwai neighborhood, one resident was injured. Soldiers also shelled a hospital in Gaza, and injured a 4-year old Child in Rafah.
Eyewitnesses in Beit Hanoun reported that Israeli tanks based at the northern and eastern parts of the Gaza Strip fired artillery shells at several houses and at open areas. Most of the shells landed and detonated in Al Sikka Street, near the Islamic Society injuring several residents including a 19-year old young woman.
On Saturday evening, soldiers shelled Balsam Hospital in the northern part of the Gaza Strip; damage was reported, no injuries.
Also, troops shelled a Palestinian house, north of Gaza, and completely destroyed it. The house was targeted by F16 fighter-jets, Palestinian security sources reported.
Dr. Moawiyya Hassanen, head of the Emergency Unit, at the Palestinian Ministry of Health, reported that two residents were hospitalized after the army shelled the house. The two were transferred to Kamal Adwan Hospital, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.
Two days ago, the owner of the shelled house received a phone call from a person who identified himself as a military spokesperson of troops operating in Gaza. The caller informed the owner that troops intend to shell his house after claiming that it is used for “storing weapons and explosives”; the house was shelled but no weapons of explosives were uncovered or detonated.
On Saturday at night, soldiers shelled Al Shouka area in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip; a four-year old child was injured.
The child was identified as Sameer Abu Amr, his condition was described as moderate. He was injured after Israeli troops stationed east of Rafah fired several shells at houses and agricultural areas in Al Shouka area.