Palestinian medical sources in the Gaza Strip reported on Wednesday at
night that two Palestinians, members of the Al Qassam Brigades, the
armed wing of Hamas movement, were killed in Al Zeitoun neighborhood
east of Gaza City, after the Israeli air force fired a missile at their
The sources identified the two as Ahmad Awad Rajab, 32, and Ramzi Yousef Sh-heiber, 22. The car was completely burnt from the blast especially since it carried homemade shells.
The Al Qassam Brigades stated that Rajab is the head of the Qassam homemade shells manufacturing unit.
Dr. Jom'a Al Saqqa, head of the Public Relations Office at the Al Shifa Medical Compound said that the bodies of the two residents were severely mutilated as a result of the blast.
An Israeli military spokesperson confirmed the attack and said that “a top Hamas member responsible for firing and manufacturing homemade shells was killed in the strike”.
Earlier on Wednesday morning, twenty civilians, fourteen of them were members of the same family, including eight children, were killed and at least forty were injured after the Israeli army shelled a civilian area in Beit Hanoun, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip; eight of the killed are children. At least fifty residents were injured in the attack.
On Wednesday at dawn, under-cover forces of the Israeli army shot and killed five Palestinians in Al Yamoun town, west of Jenin, in the northern part of the West Bank.