Palestinian medial sources said that Israeli air strike wounded on Monday a Palestinian resident in northern Gaza.

Senior Palestinian Health Ministry official, Mo’awiya Abu Hasanain, confirmed that an unidentified Palestinian resident, riding a Volkswagen to east of Jabalya refugee camp in northern Gaza, was shot and wounded when his car was hit by an Israeli air missile.

Abu Hasanain said that the wounded injury was slight to moderate and that he was admitted to the Al-shifa hospital of Gaza for treatment.

Witnesses said that at least two missiles were fired by an Israeli warplane in northern Gaza.

The Islamic Jihad (holy war) announced that a group of its fighters escaped Monday afternoon an Israeli raid in northern Gaza.

Israeli defense minister, Amir Perets, was quoted as saying today that Israel is currently considering timing and extent of its likely offensive on Gaza and that his army’s underway actions are ‘defensive’.

As of today, an Israeli warplane fired a group of civilians in the northern Gaza Strip city of Beit Hanoun, while a tank fired a shell on the vicinity of a local cemetery in the Jabalya refugee camp in northern Gaza.

Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, urged Palestinian resistance factions today to stop their rocket fire into Israel, blaming collapse of the ceasefire on the rocket fire.

Israeli army has recently reinforced its presence on the northern Gaza-Israel border line, after Israeli security officials threatened to carry out a ground offensive on Gaza, in a bid to crackdown on Palestinian homemade shells fire.

In recent weeks, Palestinian resistance groups resumed homemade shells fire largely after Israel killed 9 Palestinians in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, thus a six-month-old ceasefire has collapsed.

Despite the November2006 ceasefire agreement, the Israeli army has continued attacks on the West Bank. Resistance groups have demanded that Israel must halt its attacks on the West Bank if it wants to observe calm inside Israeli communities, adjacent to Gaza.