[Wednesday January 8, 2014] Palestinian medical sources have reported that one Palestinian has been killed, and two children injured, one seriously, when Israeli soldiers fired shells into the Al-Kassarat area, east of Gaza city.Dr. Ashraf Al-Qodra, spokesperson of the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza, said that that the body of slain resident Mohammad Salama al-Ajla, 32, was severely mutilated due to the blast, and his remains were moved to the Shifa Medical Center in Gaza.

Al-Qodra added that two children were wounded in the Israeli attack; one of them suffered serious injuries.

The Al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad, said that Al-Ajla is one of its members, and added that it “will practice its right to retaliate.”

The Brigades added that its response would come after evaluating it and its effects on the situation in the besieged coastal region.