Palestinian medical sources in the Gaza Strip reported, Tuesday, that a resistance fighter died of wounds suffered last Saturday during the latest wave of Israeli military escalation against the coastal region.Dr. Ashraf Al-Qudra, spokesperson of the Ministry of Health in Gaza, reported that Mohammad Ziyad Qanoa’, 20, succumbed to serious wounds suffered during an Israeli bombardment targeting Tallet Al-Mintar area, in Gaza.

The Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, issued a press release stating that Qanoa’ was one of its fighters, and vowed fierce retaliation.

The death of Qanoa’ brings the number of Palestinians killed by the Israeli army since Saturday to eight, including a 15 and 17 year-old brother, while dozens of residents, including children, were killed by Israeli fire and shells in the coastal region.