IDF Confrontation with Palestinians Post Ceasefire. Article/VideoSubmitted by dice on Fri, 11/23/2012 - 14:42
Israeli troops fired on Palestinians near the Gaza Strip border, in an incident Hamas said left one dead and 25 injured, leading to accusations from both sides that a two-day-old cease-fire was breached.
Palestinian farmers were shot at on land they own near the Israel-Gaza border, said Ashraf al-Qedra, a spokesman for the Hamas-run Ministry of Health in Gaza. Israeli army spokeswoman Avital Leibovich said in a message on Twitter that the Palestinians breached the cease-fire by hurling stones and trying to damage the fence.
“Hamas hasn’t decided to respond to the Israeli breaching of the agreement, but we hope that such violations won’t be committed again,” Sami Abu Zuhri, the movement’s spokesman, said in a statement e-mailed to reporters. He said Hamas, which is considered a terrorist organization by Israel, the U.S. and the European Union, reported the incident to Egypt.
The shooting is the most serious episode of violence since Egypt brokered the cease-fire, announced late on Nov. 21 after eight days of airstrikes and missile fire in which 167 Palestinians and six Israelis were killed. [emphasis mine]