A Palestinian fighter of the Al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad, was killed on Sunday at dawn when the Israeli army fired a shell at an area in northern Gaza.The fighter’s assassination brings the number of Palestinians killed since Saturday evening to six, including two children; dozens of residents were injured.
Medial sources identified the slain fighter as Mohammad Obeid, 20, and added that several residents were injured in the attack.
The Al-Quds Brigades confirmed the death of its fighter, and said that four other fighters were wounded, one seriously, after they were targeted by Israeli army shells near Al-Karama Towers, northwest of Gaza City.
Furthermore, one resident was wounded when the army bombarded a land in the Az-Zeitoun neighborhood in Gaza City.
An Israeli drone also fired a missile at a land near the Jabalia club, in northern Gaza, but the missile did not explode after impact.
Fires also broke out at a Brick Factory in At-Tuffah neighborhood west of Gaza City, after the army fired two tank shells at it; excessive damage was reported, no injuries.
The soldiers further fired three missiles at a land next to a training center that belongs to the Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, in Tal Al-Sultan neighborhood, west of Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, excessive damage was reported but no injuries.
It is worth mentioning that five Palestinians were killed, on Saturday evening, and at least thirty residents were wounded, in Israeli attacks targeting the coastal region.
Medical sources identified the slain residents as Ahmad Ad-Dardasawy, 18, Mohammad Harara, 17, his brother Ahmad, 15, and Matar Abu Al-Ata, 20, while at least 30 residents were injured when the army fired artillery shells targeting Al-Mintar Hill, east of Gaza city, and Al-Hawouz in Khan Younis.
The sources added that several wounded residents lost limbs.
Armed resistance groups in Gaza vowed retaliation and fired several shells at the invading soldiers, and at Israeli areas across the border with Gaza.
Israeli sources reported that shells fired from Gaza also hit the Negev town of Sderot; shells were also fired into Shaar Hanagev and Hoff Ashkelon areas mildly wounding four Israelis; two were injured by shrapnel in Sderot, and Sapir College, Israeli Ynet News reported.
Furthermore, two Israeli soldiers suffered moderate injuries after their vehicle was targeted by a Palestinian shell near the Karni Crossing.