Palestinian medical sources in Gaza reported on Wednesday evening that one child was killed, four other residents were injured during in crossfire during clashes between Hamas and Fateh gunmen in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.
The child, Suleiman Abu Al Nasser, was shot in his stomach, the sources stated. One of the injured is Khaled Abu Anza, leader of the Al Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas in Khan Younis. Abu Anza was injured in his foot.
The father of the child was moderately wounded on Wednesday’s clashes.
A Palestinian security source reported that the clashes took place during a funeral of Mo’tasim Qdeih, a Palestinian fighter killed on Tuesday by an Israeli air strike.
The sources, who was talking on condition of anonymity said that fighters of Fateh were angered by a speech of a top Hamas leader who blamed Fateh for the infighting between Hamas and Fateh.
The Palestinian Information Center that belong to Hamas, reported that Fateh gunmen opened fire at member of the Executive Force, formed by the Hamas government, and at a leader of the Al Qassam brigades, the armed wing of the movement.
Moreover, sources at the office of the Palestinian Prime Minister, Ismail Haniyya (Hamas), denied media reports that claimed that Haniyya’s convoy was fired at during the clashes.
The sources added that the clashes took place after Haniyya left the area and headed to the house of a Hamas leader in Khan Younis identified as Mohammad Al Najjar.