Palestinian medical sources in the Gaza Strip reported on Sunday night that one resident was killed and at least five others were injured in an Israeli air strike that targeted a brick factory east of Gaza City.Dr. Muawiya Hassanen, head of the Emergency Unit at the Palestinian Ministry of Health, reported that resident Hamada Ahmad Al Fayyoumi, 20, was killed after the army shelled a brick factory belonging to resident Jamal Karim, adding that the body of Al Fayyoumi was severely mutilated in the attack.
The factory, located at Al Sanaqoue Junction, was totally destroyed by the shelling, injuring at least five people.
The injured residents were transferred to the Dar Al Shifa Hospital in Gaza. One currently lies in a critical condition.
Palestinian security sources reported that the Israeli army carried out seven air strikes in Gaza and Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, on Sunday night and the early hours of Monday morning.
In less than 12 hours, the attacks left at least nine residents dead and dozens more wounded.
The shelling targeted a number of districts in Gaza City, including the Al Nusserital refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip, Beit Lahia, and several other areas.