Two resistance fighters were injured Wednesday morning after an Israeli air strike in the eastern Gaza city district of Al-Shajaa’iyya.
Both men are from the Al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad Movement in Gaza.
One of the men had his lower left leg amputated with the chance that one of his hands could also be removed, medics told our correspondent, adding that he was taken to intensive care. The second man sustained minor injuries.
Israeli warplanes launched a raid on Al-Mansura Street in the Al-Shajaa’iyya district with a rocket hitting the car of the victims and another targeting another group deployed in the area, our correspondent said.
Another group stationed at a farm east of the Al-Zaytoun district was also targeted without report of injury.
Ambulances rushed to the site in search of possible victims, medics said.
Israel has boosted aggression in the last 24 hours, killing eight Palestinians, including two children, an elderly man and four resistance fighters, and injuring around 35, including many children and women.
An Israeli drone fired on Tuesday evening at least one rocket at Palestinians gathered near the Abdulazeez al-Rantissi Mosque in the Zaytoun district killing four and leaving a fifth injured.
The Quds Brigades identified the victims as Saadi Hillis, Mohammed and Adham al-Harazin and Mohammed Abed, some of the brigades key fighters.
That attack came just hours after Israeli occupation artillary missiles hit a home east of Gaza killing four, including two children and an elderly man, and injuring around ten, according to medical reports.
Some of the injuries were classified as serious.
(occupiedpalestine.wordpress.com / 23.03.2011)