Israel stages third Gaza incursion since ceasefire

Four bulldozers pushed some 100 meters into northern Khan Younis, according to eyewitnesses.

Israel stages third Gaza incursion since ceasefire

World Bulletin / News Desk

Israeli army bulldozers on Friday staged a limited incursion into the southern Gaza Strip for the third time since a ceasefire between Palestinian resistance factions and Israel.

Four bulldozers pushed some 100 meters into northern Khan Younis, according to eyewitnesses.

One eyewitness said that the bulldozers tore up a large plot of land before pulling out from the area.

There was no comment from the Israeli army.

The incursion was the third since Israeli and Palestinian negotiators signed an August 26 cease-fire deal in Cairo to end a seven-week Israeli offensive on the seaside enclave.

The Israeli onslaught, which lasted from July 7 to August 26, left 2,157 Palestinians dead – the vast majority of them civilians – and more than 11,000 injured.

According to Israeli figures, 67 Israeli soldiers and five civilians were killed over the course of the operation – the highest military death toll suffered by Israel since it lost 119 troops in its 33-day war with Hezbollah in 2006.

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