Palestinian medical sources in the Gaza Strip reported that a 2-year-old child was killed, on Tuesday at night, and her brother was injured, when a missile fired by the Israeli air force hit their home in Az-Zeitoun neighborhood south of Gaza city.The child was identified as Hadeel Ahmad Al-Haddad, 2. Her brother suffered moderate injuries and was moved to a local hospital for treatment.

The Israeli missiles and shells targeting the Gaza Strip led to the death of 7 Palestinians in the last 24 hours, while dozens of injuries were reported, some serious.

Furthermore, four Israeli soldiers of were injured, one seriously, when a Palestinian shell hit a building in the Hof Eshkol Regional Council, south of the country.

Israeli sources reported that fires broke out in the building after impact, and that medics managed to evacuate the wounded to a hospital in Asqalan.

Israel claims that Palestinian fighters in Gaza fired more than fifty shells targeting areas south of the country on Tuesday.