A Palestinian resistance fighter was killed, and four were wounded, when an Israeli war jet fired at least one missile at them east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

The fighters are members of the Salah Ed Deen Brigades, the armed wing of the Popular Resistance Committees.

The slain fighter and the four wounded were moved to Nasser Hospital in Khan Younis.

The Brigades vowed retaliation, and said that it cannot stand idle while Israel is ongoing with its violations against the Palestinian people.
The fighter was identified as Jihad Al Sameery, 22.

Abu Mojahid, spokesperson of the Salah Ed Deen Brigades, said that the Israeli invasions, assassinations and attacks prove that “the Zionist enemy is seeking escalation”.

Abu Mojahid called on the fighters to retaliate and remain ready to defend the people and to counter the Israeli aggression.