A Palestinian home made shell landed on Thursday morning on a Palestinian house wounding three Palestinians including a pregnant woman in the northern Gaza strip.
The shell landed on a home belonging to the Al Massri family, lightly injured a pregnant woman, causing her to miscarry, and also injured two of the woman's children. The Palestinian home made shells have no guidance systems and many fall into the sea or back into the Gaza Strip.
The Al Aqsa Brigades, the armed wing of Fatah, have announced their responsibility for the launching of several homemade shells at the Israeli town of Sderot on Thursday morning. The brigades said that the attack came as a response to the recent Israeli army killing of three of its members.
The Israelis attacked several west Bank cities on Tuesday and killed one Fatah member in Nablus while in another attack, Israeli troops conducted near Jenin, two Fatah activist were killed on Wednesday morning.
Israeli media sources reported that the Israeli Defense Minister Amir Peretz on Thursday criticized Israel's continued policy of restraint that the Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has been calling for.
The Israeli army continued to attack the Palestinian area in the West Bank and Gaza strip even after the Palestinian factions announced a truce with Israel and at least 6 residents were killed, among them a 10 year old child who was killed in the army attacks and more that 50 were abducted by the army during that time.