Despite the ceasefire called Wednesday evening, November 21, between Israel and the Hamas, tensions grow between the two sides. The IDF respond with shooting in the air to rock throwing and violence from groups of Palestinians next to the border fence.
Ynet reports that IDF sources said that since the early morning hours on Friday rioting has been taking place near the Gaza border fence in the southern part of the Strip. The IDF fired warning shots into the air in the attempt to disperse the crowds
Avital Liebovich, the official Israel Defense Forces Spokesperson to the international press, confirmed on Twitter the escalating violence next to the border fence.
"Right now in #Gaza side of the border:dozens of Palestinians hurling rocks as they attempt to breach the border fence pic.twitter.com/o10MFWUb"
Ynet reports that The Ma'an news agency reported Friday that one Palestinian was killed and nine others were injured during an IDF strike in the south of the Gaza Strip and four Palestinians were killed Thursday in an IDF strike.
CNN report that a Hamas health ministry spokesman said that "Israeli troops opened fire in a buffer zone with Gaza, killing at least one Palestinian and wounding 19."
Palestinian officials say they consider these incidents a violation of the truce.
Haaretz reports that a Hamas spokesman accuses Israel of breaking the truce; IDF officials are investigating these claims.