The Israel Air Force fired a missile at Hamas
members in the northern Gaza Strip on Friday night, killing on of the men and injuring three others, Palestinian eyewitnesses and sources in Hamas reported.
The IDF said in response that the strike targeted a terror cell engaged in firing rockets or mortar shells at Israel.
The strike took place at around 2:30 am. Hamas officials reported that four of the organization members were attacked in the town of Beit Hanoun. They added that one of the men, who has yet to be identified, was killed, while three others were injured.
"The men attacked were members of a cell engaged in launching Qassam rockets or mortar shells," a military official said. "The strike took place as the four were trying to fire rockets at Israel."
On Friday, a Golani Brigade force uncovered seven Qassam launchers in Beit Hanoun. The launchers were seized by the soldiers.