Four Palestinian children have been killed and five others were injured when a group of unknown gunmen opened fire at a car in Al Rimal area, in Gaza city, on Monday morning, Palestinian sources reported.
Dr. Mou'awiah Hassanen, head of the Emergency Unit at the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza reported that four school children arrived dead to Gaza hospital after being shot on their way to school.
He identified the four as Osamah Bal'ush, 9, his brothers Salam, 6, and Ahmad, 7, the fourth identified as Mohammad Al Habiel, 17, was killed while standing in the street near his school.
Dr. Hassanen also said that four children were injured in the attack, they were identified as Lida Abu Obaidah, 6, Huda Al Awadi, 7, Hussein Al Ashram, 15, the fourth resident Ayman Al Ghul, 25, was driving the car that was targeted in the attack, the fifth remained unknown until teh time of this report.
Two of the injured are in critical condition, sources at Gaza hospital told IMEMC.
The car in question belongs to Baha Bal'ush, the father of the three murdered children. He works as a security coordinator for the Palestinian Authority Secret Service in Gaza city, local sources reported.
Dozens of residents where killed or injured due to infighting and the state of lawlessness in the Gaza strip and the West Bank, among those targeted where political leaders and officials, while the majority were civilians.
No Palestinian armed group has claimed responsibility for the attack at the time of this report.