According to an IDF spokesperson, a tank struck a Hamas outpost amid a reported breach of the border fence by a few men.
On Saturday the Jerusalem Post outlet reported that Israel and Hamas agreed to a cease fire in the Gaza Strip after a day of cross-border clashes, that saw the IDF carry out strikes on more than 40 Hamas military targets.
A number of suspects infiltrated Israel from the northern Gaza Strip. The suspects then returned to the Gaza Strip. In response, an IDF tank targeted a Hamas military post— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) July 21, 2018
Ceasefire Agreement Amid Severe Clashes
Addressing the issue, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas urged the international community to intervene in order to quell the conflict.
The conflict’s re-ignition was caused by the death of an Israeli soldier, who had been shot by a sniper earlier on Friday. According to the IDF, he was the first soldier on active duty to be killed on the Gaza front since 2014.
Hostilities between the Israelis and the Palestinians near the Gaza border increased in late March, which marked the beginning of the Palestinian protest campaign against Israel, dubbed the Great March of Return.