Palestinian medical sources in Beit Hanoun, in the northern part of Gaza Strip, reported that one child died of wounds sustained earlier on Wednesday at dawn after the Israeli air force shelled his parent’s house.
The child was identified as Bara’ Riyad Fayyad, 4, he was playing in front of his parent’s house.
The sources added, that Riyad Fayyad, 42, the father of Bara’ was killed in the strike and five members of his family were injured.
The injured family members were identified the wife of Riyad, and his son, who died tonight, in addition to his daughter Hiba, 7, Amir, 10, Mahmoud 11 and Abdullah, 7.
The death of the child raises the number of residents killed in the Gaza Strip to sixteen since the army carried its “Operation Autumn Clouds” on Wednesday morning.
On Thursday night after midnight, the Israeli army shelled with heavy artillery several house in Al Shujaeyya neighborhood, east of Gaza City.
The shells hit a number of homes and several farmlands in the area, especially in the eastern part.
Moreover, several residents were injured in Izbit Abed-Rabbo, east of Jabalia, after an Israeli plane fired a missile at them. Ambulances are trying to reach the shelled area but the army is obstructing them and blocking all traffic, medical sources reported.
Also on Wednesday night, three resistance fighters were killed in two separate Israeli attacks. The fighters are members of the Al Qassam brigades, the armed wing of Hamas; four residents were injured.
The first attack targeted a group of resistance fighters of the Al Qassam brigades, one fighter identified as Shadi Mahmoud Al Sharif, 25, was killed.
Several minutes after the first strike, the Israeli air force carried a second strike killing two Palestinians and injuring three others. The two were identified as Hasan Salah and Shadi Al Sharif.