A new Israeli air strike on Gaza killed early on Monday a Fatah-linked fighter and injured three others critically.
Dr. Moawiya Abu Hasanin, chief of ambulance and emergency department at the health ministry confirmed that Ibrahim aL-Ghouti, 25, and three others wounded, when an Israeli drone fired at least one missile early on Monday down.
aL-Aqsa Brigades, an offshoot of the Fatah party of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, claimed that As’aad Abu Sharekh, a senior leader of its ranks, was critically wounded in the latest air strike.
On Sunday night, a 31-year-old Mahmoud aL-Ghandour, was killed and a number of others wounded in a land-to-land Israeli rocket attack on northern Gaza.
Over the past week, Israeli army attacks on Gaza have claimed the lives of more than 35 Palestinians, including 8 civilians, and wounded more than 100 others.
In the meantime, Israeli security sources expected Monday that the closure of Gaza Strip’s crossings will remain in place, despite less amount of homemade shells, fired onto nearby Israeli towns.
On Friday, Israel sealed off the coastal region completely and imposed a cut of fuel supplies to the population, within a series of Israeli measures, Israel had already started in October2007.
Since June2007, Israel has been placing the coastal territory under strict closure, after the Islamist Hamas government took over Gaza amidst a power struggle with Fatah party of Abbas, who embraces a peace strategy.
Hamas has shunned peace talks with Israel until Israel halts its actions including lifting the Gaza siege, easing restrictions of moment in the West Bank and freezing construction of new settlements on occupied Palestinian lands.