A Palestinian man was killed and 17 others were wounded, most of them were from the same family as a result of a series of Israeli occupation airstrikes at dawn Friday in what is seen as a fresh escalation of the ongoing Israeli aggression against the Gaza Strip.
Spokesman for the Emergency and Ambulance Services in the Gaza Strip, Adham Abu Selmeyya, told that Bahjat Al-Zaalan (38 years) was killed while 12 others, including seven children, two women and two elderly persons, were wounded as a result of the airstrikes. Most of the wounded are from the family of the man who was killed in the attack.
Abu Selmeyya said that amongst the wounded are the wife of Martyr and a number of his children, two of them suffering critical wounds. He added that medical crews provided field first aid to five others who were slightly injured as a result of shrapnel and glass from broken windows as a result of the attack.
The airstrikes which targeted a site near the Makousi towers to the North West of Gaza City resulted in the complete destruction of the house of Bahjat Al-Zaalan, his death and the wounding of 12 of his family members.
Local sources told that occupation F16 aircraft carried out three airstrikes against that targeted Martyr Imad Abu Qadous and Martyr Abdel-Aziz Al-Rantisi in Gaza City.
Israeli occupation aircraft also carried out airstrikes targeting a deserted area in the area of the evacuated colonies to the north west of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, but no casualties were reported.
These attacks come only hours after an airstrike targeting a car in Gaza City resulting in the death of Isam Al-Batsh and his nephew Subhi Al-Batsh.