The Al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad, reported that two of its fighters were killed, Monday, after the Israeli army fired missile at them, in Beit Hanoun, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. Several residents were wounded in the attack.The Brigades issued a press identifying the slain fighters as Mohammad Rafeeq Shabab, 24, and Ismail Mohammad Abu Odah, 21.
It vowed retaliation, and added that armed resistance against the Israeli occupation “is the language Israel understands and the most suitable method to liberate Palestine”.
Adham Abu Salmiyya, spokesperson of the Medical and Emergency Services in Gaza, said that the attack targeted a motorcycle driving near an agricultural school in Beit Hanoun.
Earlier on Monday morning, three Palestinians and one Israeli were killed during clashes that took place along the Egyptian border with Israel.
The army stated that a Palestinian armed group, on the Egyptian side of the border, fired an RPG at the army before engaging in an automatic fire attack.
On Sunday evening, the Israeli Air Force bombarded a blacksmith workshop in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, leading to extensive damage and at least five injuries, including one child, according to medical sources in Gaza.
On Sunday night at midnight, the Israeli Navy attacked a Palestinian fishing boat, in Palestinian territorial waters in Gaza, and kidnapped four fishermen.
Also on Sunday, the army bombarded an area reported to be a ‘training center’ for the Al-Qassam Brigades of Hamas, in Az-Zeitoun neighborhood in Gaza City.
Furthermore, two Palestinians were shot and killed, and one was wounded, after an Israeli settler, opened fire at them near As-Sammoa’ town, in the southern West Bank district of Hebron.