An Israeli military drone fired, on Sunday at dawn, a missile at a Palestinian car which was parked near a mosque, east of Gaza City.

The missile destroyed the car, which was empty at the time of the attack, and caused fire around it, but did not lead to any casualties, media sources in Gaza said.

According to the Israeli army, the targeted car was used by what it called “the leader of a cell that launches incendiary kites and balloons into Israel.”

It added that the strike came in retaliation to “explosive and incendiary balloons and kites, launched from the Gaza Strip” and added that the army “will continue to target, with escalating force, groups responsible for attacks, which endanger the lives of Israelis near the Gaza Strip.”

It held Hamas fully responsible for any escalation and warned that the movement “will suffer the consequences of these attacks.”

On Saturday evening, two Palestinians were injured after an Israeli military drone fired a missile at Palestinians allegedly flying burning kites from central Gaza.

It is worth mentioning that Israeli soldiers have killed 128 Palestinians, and injured approximately 15000 others, since the ” Return March” nonviolent protests started on the Gaza Strip, on Palestinian Land Day on March 30th.

Among the slain Palestinians are two medics, identified as Razan Najjar, 22, and Mousa Jaber Abu Hassanein, 36. The soldiers also injured 223 medics, and caused damage to 37 ambulances.

In addition, the army killed two journalists, identified as Yasser Mortaja, 31, and Ahmad Abu Hussein, 25, and injured 144 others.