On Saturday, Israeli soldiers fired artillery shells targeting a chicken and sheep farm in Beit Hanoun, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip — dozens of livestock died in the attack; excessive damage was reported.The Maan News Agency reported that the shelling targeted the farm of local resident Ramadan Abu Ghazala, located east of Beit Hanoun. The shelling led to no human casualties.

The attack is the latest in Israeli recent military escalation against the Gaza Strip.

On Saturday, the Israeli Air Force bombarded a training center that belongs to the Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, west of Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

Four Palestinians, including a father and his 12-year old child, were killed and more than twenty residents were injured, since Thursday at noon, as the Israeli army carried out several air strikes targeting Gaza.

Palestinian resistance groups retaliated by firing more than 16 homemade shells and mortars into Israeli settlements adjacent to the Gaza Strip.