The Al Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad Movement, reported on Wednesday at night that one of its fighters was assassinated when the Israeli Air Force bombarded Al Nafaq Street, in Sheikh Radwan neighborhood, in central Gaza. A Quds fighter was assassinated on Wednesday at dawn.The fighter was identified as Atiyya Maqat, one of the Brigades fighters in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.

In retaliation to the assassination, the Brigades said that it fired five shells into Bir Shiva, Ofakim, Asqalan, and into the Eshkol Regional Council; Israel reported no injuries.

On Wednesday at dawn, the Israeli army assassinated Ismail Al Asmar of the Al Quds Brigades, in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

The Brigades issued a press release claiming responsibility for firing several missiles and shells into southern Israeli in retaliation to the assassination.

Furthermore, the Abu Ali Mustafa Brigades, the armed wing of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), claimed responsibility of firing a grad missile into Bir Shiva, and two into Nitivot settlement.

It is worth mentioning that since the ceasefire was declared on Sunday, Israel assassinated three fighters, while four Palestinians were injured in several Israeli attacks targeting Gaza.