Israeli soldiers bombarded, late on Sunday at night, several areas in northern and southern Gaza, leading to extensive damage and several injuries. Children were among the wounded.The Israeli Air Force fired at least two missiles into a center that belongs to the al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, in at-Tuffah neighborhood, east of Gaza City. Damage was reported, no injuries.

Later on, the Israeli Air Force fired missiles targeted a siege-busting tunnel in al-Jaradat area, east of the Rafah Border Terminal, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

Also, several missiles were fired into a Qassam training center, west of Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.

Spokesperson of the Palestinian Minister of Health, Dr. Ashraf al-Qudra, said that a 10-year-old child was moderately wounded when the army bombarded an area east of Rafah. The child was moved to Abu Yousef an-Najjar Hospital in the city.

The Gaza Now News Agency reported that despite the Israeli bombardment, Palestinians armed groups managed to fire two Grad missiles into adjacent Israeli areas.

Gaza Now added that several residents, including two children, have been injured in the Israeli attacks, and that Israeli war jets are still flying over different parts of the Gaza Strip.

Israel claimed that its bombardment comes in retaliation Grad missiles fired from the Gaza Strip into the Netivot settlement, leading to a number of mild injuries.

During his Sunday meeting with German Foreign Minister Guido Weterswelle, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated that “Israel will defend itself’, and added that “terrorist must realize that they are not safe”.

Palestinian armed groups in Gaza said that the firing of shells intro Israeli comes in retaliation to its recent escalation against the residents in the Gaza Strip, and the ongoing Israeli military assaults.

Three Palestinians were killed, 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, and three more Palestinians were killed, on Thursday morning, when the army bombarded Beit Hanoun, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.