Late Tuesday, the Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed that Israeli missiles and shells have injured six Palestinian in the besieged Gaza Strip.

The Health Ministry said a Palestinian was injured when the army fired missiles into the Al-Safina area northwest of Gaza City.

While initial reports indicated Israeli missiles killed one man, the Health Ministry denied the reports and confirmed at the time that the Israeli attacks caused injuries but not fatalities.

The bombing also caused damage to several homes and buildings east of Gaza City and northwest of Gaza before medics and rescue teams rushed to the area.

The Health Ministry added that the Israeli missiles also injured five Palestinians east of Beit Hanoun, in the northern part of the coastal region.

The army also fired missiles into areas east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the coastal region, causing damage.

Furthermore, the army targeted several sites, believed to be run by armed resistance groups, near Jabalia and Beit Hanoun in northern Gaza, Palestinian land east of Gaza City, and another site in the Shati’ refugee camp, northwest of Gaza City.

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Some armed Palestinian resistance groups said they fired shells into Israeli areas in retaliation for the death of Palestinian detainee Khader Adnan, 45, who died in an Israel prison after 87 days of hunger strike.

The Israeli army claimed it was retaliating to 30 shells that were fired from Gaza into nearby areas and warned of a much larger offensive if the firing of shells continues and added that it targeted what it called “underground tunnels, arms-manufacturing facilities and a ‘naval branch’ belonging to Hamas.”

Furthermore, Tor Wennesland, the United Nations Middle East envoy, held meetings with Egyptian mediators in an effort to calm the situation down and proposed that Israeli releases Adnan’s body for burial in exchange for a ceasefire, but Israeli officials refused.

However, the Israeli daily Haaretz said that while Arab and international leaders are working on avoiding further escalation, a Palestinian source told its reporter that the efforts have not succeeded.

Also, Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) said its political leader Ismael Haniyya is holding talks with officials in Egypt and Qatar to help end the Israeli aggression on Gaza.