Two Palestinian resistance fighters from the Hamas linked Qassam brigades were announced dead after an Israeli drone fired several missiles at a group of resistance fighters east of Jabalyia, a town in the northern Gaza strip, early on Wednesday morning.
Palestinian medical sources identified the two dead as Mohamed Hamoudah, 23, and Omer Rihan, 25. Doctors said that the two bodies were severely burned and mutilated. Seven civilians were also injured in the attack
Sources in Gaza report that Israeli fighter jets and drones have been flying intensively over the Gaza strip, while Palestinian resistance groups continue to fire home made shells at nearby Israeli towns and cities.
For the first time in two weeks, the Israeli army carried out an early morning ground attack on the southern end of the Gaza Strip, killing two Palestinians, said to Hamas members, wounding a 32-year-old woman and two other men.
Israeli warplanes have stepped up air strikes on the Gaza Strip since May17, mainly targeting Hamas’s operatives and positions. So far these attacks have left about 52 Palestinians dead, including eight children. Approximately 200 others have been injured.
Translated by Ghassan Bannoura – IMEMC News Room