Martyr in Israeli raids on Gaza
- 2018-10-17 09:56:15
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Gaza _ Palestine News Network
A Palestinian was killed Wednesday morning by shelling from an Israeli reconnaissance aircraft targeting a group of fighters north-west of the northern Gaza Strip town of Beit Lahia.
The Ministry of Health in the Gaza Strip said the martyr is Naji Jamal al-Zaanin, 25, a resident of the northern Gaza Strip town of Beit Hanoun.
An Israeli army spokesman said he had targeted a group that fired rockets at Ashkelon. Two rockets landed in the area without injuries or damage, he said.
A number of citizens were injured by Israeli warplanes carrying out a series of air raids on the Gaza Strip following the fall of a Grad rocket in the city of Be'er Sheva and another in the Gush Dan area.
According to our correspondent in Gaza, the F16 warplanes launched raids on a number of resistance positions in the North, centre and south of the Gaza Strip, injuring at least six citizens with varying wounds.
Severe explosions were heard in various areas of the Gaza Strip as a result of the heavy shelling of a number of locations.
According to our correspondent, four citizens, including national security personnel, were injured by shelling west of Rafah town. One of them was in critical condition.
This comes after the Israeli army announced the fall of a locust rocket at dawn on Wednesday at a house in the city of Be'er Sheva, causing serious damage to the house.
A sophisticated missile carrying large explosive materials was later declared off the coast of the Gush Dan region (Greater Tel Aviv).
The army lifted the state of alert on the Gaza Strip border, while the home front demanded special instructions to avoid firing rockets from Gaza.
The municipality of Beersheba announced the disruption of schooling in all areas of the city for fear of deteriorating security conditions.