Palestinian medical sources in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza
Strip, reported that one child was killed and at least fourteen
residents were injured in an Israeli air strike that targeted a
Palestinian house in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.
Dr. Ali Mousa, head of Abu Yousef Al Najjar Hospital in Rafah, reported that Azza Ahmad Hammad, 14, was killed by the Israeli strike. Fourteen residents were injured, three seriously.
Mousa added that the body of Hammad was severely mutilated after she was hit by missile fragments. The mother of the child was also injured in the strike along with thirteen other residents who suffered moderate wounds.
Three residents, suffering sever injuries were transferred to The Gaza-European Hospital in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.
The shelled house belongs to resident Sami Al Sha'er. The house was shelled two times and was totally destroyed.
The Israeli army claimed that troops attacked the house because it is “used as cover to dig a tunnel under the border with Egypt for weapons smuggling.
On Tuesday, a Palestinian security source said that Palestinian policemen uncovered tunnel along the Gaza-Egypt borders. The tunnel were dug 25 meters underground and reached the Egyptian side.
Meanwhile, Palestinian security forces sealed the tunnel during the day and said that it was most likely dug for criminal purposes and not by resistance fighters.