At approximately 2:40 am on Sunday, 11 December 2011, Israeli aircraft fired about four missiles at the house of Emad ‘Aqel, a leader of the Al Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Hamas movement. The two-story house is located in the Az-Zaitoun neighborhood behind Ein Jalout School, east of Az-Zaitoun neighborhood, in the east of Gaza City. As a result, the house was damaged. The residents were not at home when it was attacked.
An adjacent house belonging to Ashraf Badwan, 35, was partially damaged. The two-story house is about 250 square meters in area and hosts about 15 family members. As a result of the attack, Ashraf sustained a shrapnel wound in the face; his daughter Sundus, 10, sustained a critical shrapnel wound in the head; and her brother Mohammed, 8, sustained three shrapnel wounds in the right leg.