Israeli tank shelling killed al-Qassam Brigades members Ahmed Marjan and Abd al-Hafez al-Silawi
Two Palestinian members of Hamas were killed after an Israeli raid on northern Gaza on Tuesday, the Gaza Ministry of Health confirmed in a statement.
The ministry identified the two men as Ahmed Abdallah Marjan, 23, and Abd al-Hafez Mohammed al-Silawi, 23.
The Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, confirmed that the two men were members.
The spokesperson of the Israeli army confirmed that an Israeli tank targeted an al-Qassam Brigades site, from which shots had allegedly been fired early on Tuesday.
The Israeli army posted footage on social media it said showed the two al-Qassam members shooting towards Israeli troops on Tuesday morning.
Raw footage: Hamas terrorists shooting at IDF troops from an outpost in the Gaza Strip pic.twitter.com/3ybzw8w3jW
— Israel Defense Forces (@IDFSpokesperson) August 7, 2018
According to the Palestine Media Centre, the shelling targeted the Asqalan site, run by al-Qassam, in northern Gaza.
More than 160 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces in Gaza since 30 March, which marked the beginning of the Great March of Return protests.