Monday Dec 10, 201202:48 PM GMT
Israel tanks, bulldozers enter Gaza in 1st post-truce incursion
An Israeli tank (file photo)
An Israeli tank (file photo)
Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:48PM
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Israeli forces have conducted a limited incursion into the Gaza Strip’s southern city of Khan Yunis for the first time after a cease-fire agreement ended the Israeli regime’s offensive on the blockaded coastal sliver.


Local sources reported on Monday that the Israeli army tanks and bulldozers launched the brief intrusion into the eastern city of Khan Yunis in southern Gaza.

The Tel Aviv regime’s recent incursion of the coastal enclave comes for the first time after an Egypt-mediated cease-fire put an end to Israel’s deadly offensive on the Gaza Strip on November 21.

Israeli military has already breached the truce deal on several instances.

On November 23, Israeli forces opened fire on a group of farmers in the village of Khuzaa, east of Khan Yunis, killing a young Palestinian and injuring seven others only two days after the cease-fire entered into effect.

Over 160 Palestinians, including women and children, lost their lives and about 1,200 others were injured in the Israeli aerial raids on Gaza that were carried out during the eight-day period of November 14-21.

Palestinian resistance fighters incessantly poured rockets and missiles on the Israeli cities, killing at least five Israelis, including one soldier, in retaliation for the deadly attacks on besieged territories.

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