Palestinian medical sources have reported that Israeli soldiers assassinated two Palestinian fighters on Tuesday night, after midnight, in Beit Hanoun town, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.The sources said that an Israeli drone fired a missile at a Palestinian car driving on Sikka Street, killing two fighters identified as Ahmad Mohammad Za’aneen, 21, and his cousin, Mohammad Yousef Za’aneen, 22.

The bodies of the slain Palestinians were severely mutilated due to the attack; their remains were moved to the Kamal Adwan hospital in Beit Lahia nearby town.

Eyewitnesses said Israeli drones could still be heard flying over different parts of the besieged coastal region, causing panic among the residents.

The assassination of the two fighters comes only two days after the army assassinated Ahmad Sa’ad, of the Al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad.