Israeli army shells Hamas position in Gaza

By Ali Semerci

GAZA / JERUSALEM – The Israeli army shelled a Hamas military position in Gaza on Wednesday in retaliation for an alleged attack from the Palestinian side that targeted its heavy equipment on the Gaza-Israeli border, the army said.

In a statement, the Israeli army claimed that its tanks hit an Hamas point in eastern Gaza in response to earlier gunfire from the strip targeting Israeli construction vehicles.

According to some eyewitnesses, a watchtower of the Ezzeddin al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, in Al-Zaytun neighborhood was targeted by the Israeli shells.

Palestinian health ministry officials have made no statements about the incident.

In a previous statement, the Israeli army reported that one person at a work site on the Gaza-Israeli border was injured by gunfire from the strip.