The ceasefire text, at least what’s been released to the public, doesn’t really address the Israeli imposition of a “no-go” portion of Gaza along their border, and some locals figured, with the news of a ceasefire including relaxing of border restrictions, they could once again go there.
Israeli troops were quick to respond to a 20-year-old Palestinian walking on his own farmland, nominally inside the old “no-go” area by opening fire and killing him, sparking angry protests as other Palestinians marched on the border fence.
The Israeli military claimed the protesters were damaging the fence, so they opened fire on them as well, wounding another 19 people and sparking an angry reaction from the Palestinian Authority, which termed the move a “clear violation” of the ceasefire.
Since 2008, Israel has termed the 300 meters along the border a “no-go” area, and has shot randomly at civilians who try to enter the areas. Since much of the border region is farmland, this has often meant farmers losing a good portion of their fields, and those farmers that try to farm their land despite the threats are often shot.
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It was re-assuring tonight when the Network Tool (Brian Williams) declared that the Ceasefire was holding – completely ignoring the incident reported above. Though he seems a little piqued when their man in Gaza brought it up in another report. I guess it's not a violation of the ceasefire IF the Israelis break it…if it had been a Palestinian doing the shooting and killing the Israelis would have declared the agreement null and void and resumed their indiscriminate bombardment and killing of children – blaming the Palestinians, of course.
There is no more point in reasoning why Israel this or that, what is their reason or strategy… This criminal colonial murderous and arrogant regime was the biggest mistake World through UN decision ever alloved to happened. Truly and deeply embarising decision for Humanity will hunt whole World until "THE DAY" people in 4 corners say ENOUGH!!!!! and dismantle place called Israel by UN decision forever. Fanatics and their supporters protecting this unhuman regime has to be hopefully peacefully removed…and PEACE like that existed before 1946 restored …..Thats the only way prevent massacres and horrors of wars this barbaric, out of any control, regime olans to execute in the future…..peter czech
Hamas broke the cease fire 5 minutes after it was started at 9:00 PM after firing rockets at 9:05 in southern Israel.
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