The Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, an offshot of Fatah party in Gaza survived on Wednesday an Israeli missile attack in the northern Gaza Strip city of Beit Hanoun.
In a statement, faxed to press, the brigades confirmed that a number of their fighters survived early on Wednesday morning an Israeli land-to-land missile just near the Agriculture college in the Beit Hanoun city in northern Gaza Strip.

The statement also read that the brigades’ fighters managed to launch two homemade shells onto the nearby Israeli town of Sderot.

‘ the aL-Aqsa brigades is determined to keep up in the path of resistance until the Israeli occupation comes to an end’, the statement further read.

Over the past five months, the Israeli army has stepped up attacks on Palestinian resistance groups in Gaza, in what Israel says ‘crackdown on launchers of homemade shells’.

In March, the Israeli army carried out a large-scale military offensive on the outskirts of northern Gaza Strip, killing more than 120 Palestinians including at least 40 children.