Palestinian medical sources reported that three Palestinians were killed, and a fourth resident was wounded, late on Wednesday at night, when the Israeli Air Force fired missiles into an area east of the Al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza. Dr. Ashraf Al-Qudra, spokesperson of the Minister of Health in Gaza, stated that an Israeli drone fired missiles targeting a group of residents killing three, and seriously wounding another resident. All casualties were moved to the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital.

The slain residents were identified as Khalil Al-Jarba, 27, Zakariyya Al-Jammal, 23, and Khaled Al-Qarm, 23.

Local sources reported that a missile was fired at a car driving the fighters near “Maqboula” area, east of the Al-Boreij. The bodies of the slain fighters were severely mutilated while the wounded residents suffered very serious injuries.

Furthermore, an Israeli military spokesperson said that “the attack targeted fighters who planned to fire homemade shells into Israeli territory”. The spokesperson claimed that “the same cell is responsible for several previous attacks”.