On the supposed 'ceasefire breach' last night: a summary update
Reputable local news organisations and Palestinian journalists reported that an Israeli tank shell injured 4 in East Deir Al-Balah, Middle Gaza Strip at 10pm (local). I reported this and further details from these sources, including the nature of the sustained injuries.
During the night two international journalists brought doubt upon the notion of it having been a tank shelling, suggesting that it could have been a fuel tank explosion. I can confirm that this incident was definitely not a benzine tank explosion or similar.
We have investigated, spoken to injured persons, as well as witnesses and residents. The incident was either a fresh attack (further ceasefire breach) or an incident from Operation Pillar of Cloud:
* Fresh attack by tank shell (initially reported universally in Gaza)
* Explosion of previously-unexploded bomb from Pillar of Cloud
* Fresh attack by drone strike
* Fresh attack by new military aircraft like F15
Photo: the site of the incident, with a destroyed subterranean water solid-state tank in a residential farming area, hundreds of metres from the border with Israel.
Our investigation of the scene and our interviewing of the witnesses constituted the only on-the-ground journalistic enquiry into what happened.
Originally posted by curiouscanadian777
Hmm, just saw this on twitter, haven't read the article yet:
@ Palestinianism 22m
#UN Ban Ki-moon - should the
E1 settlement be constructed,
it would represent an almost
fatal blow to securing a two-
state solution. #Israel
Israel on Tuesday destroyed a mosque
in the south Hebron hills, bulldozed a
two-story home in East Jerusalem,
demolished agricultural infrastructure
southeast of Nablus, and settlers
uprooted and stole about 200 olive
trees in a village west of Bethlehem,
Witnesses told Ma’an news agency
that the army prevented residents
from collecting books and other items
from the al-Mafqara mosque, east of
the town of Yatta, before razing it for
the second time since 2011.
That two state solution was all but lost when the Palestinians went to the UN.
arah Filasteen @Palestinianism
Home of 17 year old Mohammad Salaymeh was just invaded, his brother and cousin were both detained. #Hebron #StopIsrael
Farah Filasteen @Palestinianism
Sound of live fire is now being heard all over the city of #Hebron. #StopIsrael #WestBank
Palestinian medical sources in the Gaza Strip reported that two Palestinians were shot and injured, on Friday evening, by Israeli military fire close to the Israeli “security fence” east of Khan Younis, and Jabalia, in the coastal region. Eyewitnesses said that a 19-year-old youth was shot in the foot, east of Jabalia in northern Gaza, when Israeli soldiers, based across the border, opened fire at farmers working in the lands close to the border.
Israeli gunboats continue to harass and fire at Palestinian fishermen, despite the ceasefire which brought an end to Israel's offensive against the Gaza Strip last month. In the latest incident off the Gaza coast on Monday, an Israeli vessel fired at a fishing boat, injuring the fisherman and detaining his son. The wounded man was named as Mas'ad Bakr, aged 36; he was taken to Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon where his injuries are said to be "moderate".
Update: a rocket fired from #Gaza hit southern #Israel.
Een raket afgevuurd vanuit de Gazastrook is ingeslagen in het zuiden van Israël. Er vielen geen gewonden, maar het gaat om de eerste aanval sinds een wapenstilstand een einde maakte aan de gevechten in november, aldus het leger.
Mortar shell hits Golan Heights – Israel
A stray mortar shell struck the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Wednesday, the Israeli army said. “We found a shell in the central Golan Heights,” AFP quoted a military spokesperson as saying. Troops earlier saw smoke rising near an Israeli town in the central sector of the strategic plateau, which borders war-torn Syria. It was the first time in nearly three months that a shell had hit the Israeli side of the Golan. No injuries or damage were reported.