Emad Mohammad Nosseir

May 4, 2019: Emad Mohammad Nosseir, 22, was killed by an Israeli airstrike in Beit Hanoun, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.

The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that Israeli soldiers killed, Saturday, one Palestinian and injured at least seven others, during a series of air strikes and bombings targeting several areas of the besieged Gaza Strip.

The Health Ministry said the soldiers injured seven other Palestinians, including four who were wounded in previous air strikes targeting Beit Hanoun.

The Israeli Air Force also carried out several strikes targeting areas in northern Gaza, including many sites, run by armed resistance groups hundreds of meters away from the perimeter fence.

The targeted areas are in Rafah and Khan Younis, in southern Gaza Strip, the Central District and Gaza city, in addition to Beit Hanoun and Beit Lahia, in northern Gaza.

The army also fired many artillery shells into Palestinian farmlands along the eastern parts of the Gaza Strip.

The Education Ministry  granted authority to the principals of all schools in targeted and border areas to evacuate the schools and send the children to their homes without consulting with it, in order to avoid civilian casualties.

Students in most Gaza Strip schools are sitting for their final exams this week.

In addition, the Health Ministry has reported that it instructed all medical centers to be on high alert and utmost readiness, in case of further Israeli escalation.

Israeli sources said Palestinian armed groups in Gaza fired 90 shells into Rehovot, Ashdod, Sderot, and areas in Sha’ar HaNegev Regional Council of Settlements.

In addition, the National Resistance Brigades, the military wing of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) said it fired a missile into Asqalan (Ashkelon).

The Israeli army also closed several areas around the Gaza Strip, and restricted civilian access to them, due to the rising tension in the region, especially after two soldiers were injured, Friday, while the military killed four Palestinians.

Two of the slain Palestinians were killed during the Great Return March processions, and two members of the Al-Qassam Brigades were later killed by Israeli missiles.

Besides killing the two four Palestinians, the soldiers also injured 82 Palestinians, including 34 children, 2 journalists and 3 medics.

Emad was from Beit Hanoun, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. Source: IMEMC