Palestinian security sources in the Gaza Strip reported that Israeli soldiers shelled on Wednesday night after midnight several houses in Al Shujaeyya area, east of Gaza city; damage was reported, no injuries.

The sources stated that tanks stationed at the eastern borders of the Gaza Strip fired several shells at the houses and farmlands, especially in the eastern side of the town.

Eyewitnesses reported that the shelled caused a power blackout in the town which caused panic among the residents.