Between one and three people were killed and ten others were injured in a reported airstrike by the Israeli armed forces. The attack hit a car on the Abou Hassira roundabout in west Gaza. One combatant was also killed, confirmed by militant group Al Qassam.
PCHR Gaza reported that at approximately 12:30 pm the Israeli forces targeted a car on Abu Hassira street and local sources identified the car as a white Citroen car.
The Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Centre stated that the airstrike targeted the car, as it was suspected of carrying a rocket-launching squad. Furthermore the Daily Mail reported that members of Hamas were inside the car that were allegedly responsible for launching an autonomous submarine.
No other sources mention that militants were in the car at the time of the attack.
According to SHMS news, three people were killed in the attack and 10 civilians were injured. Local sources identified the civilian killed as Adeeb Al-Sourani (43), the driver of the car (taxi). Mr Al-Sourani was from the Al-Shuja’iya neighbourhood. Sources reported that after the car was hit people rushed to help and an ambulance came to the place of the incident to rescue the people inside of the car.
KyleJGlen, an open-source intelligence analyst and co-founder of the Twitter feed Conflict news, tweeted that the airstrike reminded him of a R9X strike, but asserted that according to his knowledge the Israeli defence forces do not possess such weaponry.
Almayadeen News published a report stating that a spokesman for the Palestinian Ministry of Health, Ashraf al-Qidra, confirmed the attack on a civilian car and the killing of three people near the Abu Hasira junction.
The death of the belligerent Ahmed Khalil Hegazy Al-Louh (32), a member of Al Qassam, the military wing of Hamas, was confirmed by Alquassam.ps News. He was killed during the attack near the Abu Hassira roundabout. Local sources mentioned that he was a resident of the Al-Sabra neighbourhood.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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Reports of the incident mention a vehicle being struck on Abou Hassira ( شارع أبو حصيرة) street. Analyzing audio-visual material from sources, we have narrowed down the location to these exact coordinates: 31.528054, 34.437933.