Palestinian security sources reported Monday that members of the Qassam brigades, the military wing of Hamas, jointly with other members of the executive force, abducted Jamil Alzenati, an officer of the Palestinian national security forces and Ahmad Rezeq, a soldier of the same forces.

The sources said that the abduction took place near the post of the first battalion of the national security forces in the northern Gaza Strip, and that the abducted were taken to an unknown destination.

Meanwhile, unknown gunmen shelled early on Monday the house of a Fatah leader in the northern Gaza Strip city of Beit Hanoun.

Palestinian security sources confirmed that mortar shells have been fired at the house, while no causalities are reported.

The joint Hamas-Fatah follow up committee will be convened shortly today in a bid to contain escalating infighting over the past 28 hours.