GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Palestinian factions on Thursday took responsibility for launching mortar shells at Israeli military targets earlier in the day.
The military wing of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, Abu Ali Mustafa Brigades, said in a statement that it fired two 80-millimeter mortar shells at a group of Israeli tanks that had invaded an area east of Khan Younis in southern Gaza.
The statement said that the group would continue to resist the Israeli occupation.
Meanwhile, the military wing of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, the National Resistance Brigades, said it fired two mortar shells at an Israeli military site east of Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip.
The group said in a statement that the shells were fired in a response to ongoing Israeli escalation in Gaza, saying it would continue to conduct operations against Israel.
It called on all Palestinian military wings to unite in resisting the Israeli occupation.
Earlier Thursday, three Palestinians were injured after an Israeli airstrike targeted the southern Gaza Strip, medical officials said. more