Israeli deny accusations in recent Explosion in Deir al-Balah, that caused the death of six Hamas gunmen. Earlier the Palestinian organization blamed IDF for the incident.
A Palestinian source told the Haaretz newspaper that the blast was a result of the handling of explosives inside a building and that there were signs that the casualties belonged to Hamas' military wing.
Haaretz also reports that, according to one source, the blast could accidentally have occurred as a result of attempts to defuse a missile that had failed to explode during 2014's Operation Protective Edge.
In the meantime, the IDF reports on its official Twitter account that activity of Hamas on the border is intensifying.
Hamas repeatedly tries to hamper the IDF's defensive actions while distorting reality to influence international public opinion. Hamas's actions not only endanger Israeli civilians, but also the people of Gaza pic.twitter.com/mrblCAs24K— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) 5 мая 2018 г.
— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) 5 мая 2018 г.
However, Palestinian officials claim they will continue the protests until May 15, the 70th anniversary of the Israeli Declaration of Independence, and beyond.