A group of resistance fighters of the Popular Resistance Committees (PRC), survived Sunday afternoon an Israeli air strike in northern Gaza Strip.
The air strike, reportedly hit the fighters in the northern city of Beit Hanoun, wounded two civilian passersby slightly, medics confirmed.

Spokesperson of the Salaheldin brigades, the armed wing of the PRC, Abu Mojahed, told media outlets that the group had thrown their mobile phone, consequently the Israeli missile hit the phone instead.

Abu Mojhed added that the fighters were driving in the Beit Hanoun city, which borders Israel.

On Sunday morning, the Israeli defense minister, Ehud Barak, told a cabinet meeting that his army will step up attacks on what he termed ‘ terror organizations in Gaza’.

Late on Saturday night, at least one resistance fighter was killed and ten others including civilians were injured during an Israeli air strike on northern Gaza.

Palestinian resistance groups continue to launch homemade shells from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip into the nearby southern Israeli towns, as the coastal region is being placed under strict Israeli closure since June of last year, when Hamas took control over there.