Israeli army jet-fighters carried out three air raids targeting several areas in the northern part of the Gaza strip on Wednesday at dawn.

Palestinian security sources reported that three air attacks targeted open areas in the towns of Beit Hannoun and Beit Lahiyia; damage to farm lands were reported but no injuries.

The Israeli army said that the morning attacks targeted launching-pads used by Palestinian resistance to fire home made shells at Israeli towns near the coastal region.

Several Palestinian resistance groups announced today that they fired home made shells at southern Israel; Israeli media reported damage but no injuries.

On Tuesday night Israeli troops backed by tanks and bulldozers invaded the town of Khan Younis and surrounded the house of a Palestinian resistance fighter.

Tanks shelled the home and nearby houses killing Yousife Al Simiry, from the Al Quds brigades the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad and Ameera Khalid Abu Aser, 2 weeks old.

Israeli Media reported on Wednesday that the Israeli Prime Minister Ehod Olmert will meet with his cabinet today to discus the next level of the ongoing military operation on Gaza.

The Israeli attacks on Gaza, which escalated last Wednesday and continued through to this Wednesday morning, have left 128 Palestinians dead and over 300 injured. Of those killed during the six day long offensive, at least 95 were civilians.

According to the Israeli radio the Israeli Prime Minister had ordered all concerned agencies in Israel to come up with different plans to attack Gaza. Olmert did not exclude the possibility of a wide scale military offensive against the Palestinian coastal region.