The IDF in Gaza. Europa Press/Contact/Nir Alon
The Israeli Army reported that in the last few hours, three detonations of explosive devices were recorded in two separate incidents in the north of the Gaza Strip, in proximity to the forces of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), defying the agreements ceasefire in force in the region. In one of these incidents, shots were also fired towards IDF forces.
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As a result of these events, several fighters suffered minor injuries. In response to the aggression, the affected fighters responded by firing towards the source of the gunfire, keeping IDF forces within the agreed ceasefire lines in both cases.
These events represent a violation of ceasefire agreements that seek to maintain stability in the region. The competent authorities are carrying out investigations to determine the authorship and precise circumstances of these incidents, while awaiting a coordinated response to address the escalation of tensions in the area.
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Importantly, the IDF has reaffirmed its commitment to respect the ceasefire agreements and has kept its forces within agreed limits, underlining the importance of preserving peace in the region.
“In the last hour, three explosive devices were activated in two different cases in the north of the Gaza Strip, near IDF forces, contravening ceasefire agreements. In one of the cases, shots were also fired at IDF forces,” the IDF said in a post on its X platform account.
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“As a result, several fighters were slightly injured. The combatants responded by shooting at the source of the shots,” they added.
The publication concluded by assuring that: “In both cases, IDF forces remained within the agreed ceasefire lines.”
The Minister of Defense of Israel, Yoav Gallant, assured this Monday that the Armed Forces (IDF) will resume the offensive on the Gaza Strip “with more force” when the current truce agreed with the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) ends and that they will act “throughout” the Palestinian enclave.
The Israeli Minister of Defense, YOAV GALLANT. Europa Press/Contact/Ariel Hermoni/Israel MOD
“It will be bigger and will develop throughout the Gaza Strip,” Gallant declared during a meeting with soldiers who have fought in Gaza held this Monday and reported by the Israeli press. “Everywhere I go they tell me ‘let’s complete the mission, let’s go to the end,’” Gallant said.
Thus, he has conveyed to them that the Government and the security leadership support them in this goal: “We are not going to stop until we are satisfied.”
Gallant has acknowledged that the truce is helping Hamas to reorganize and rest. “They are going to find that they are a little more prepared, so first there will be bombs from the Air Force and then the projectiles from the tanks and the artillery and the dogs from the D9 and finally the shots from the infantry fighters” , has explained.
The truce agreement and exchange of hostages for prisoners between Israel and Hamas, which began on Friday and expired this Monday, will be extended for two more days, as announced by the Palestinian Islamist group and the government of Qatar.