During today violent events against Israeli settlements and security forces continued throughout the Gaza Strip.
A Palestinian worker was wounded this morning while working in the greenhouses of the settlement of Katif in Gush Katif by shots fired by Palestinians towards an IDF position near the settlement. IDF soldiers and a doctor who arrived at the scene treated the worker.
Dozens of children gathered this morning on the rout surrounding Gush Katif and attempted to burn an electric pole. Our forces responded with crowd-dispersing means.
In the Netzarim junction, Palestinians burnt a tire and thereby blocked the way for an Israeli convoy on the way to the settlement of Netzarim. The convoy left and when the tire was removed, returned and arrived at the settlement safely.
Hundreds of Palestinians gathered near the fence surrounding an IDF base in Gush Katif, and attempted to break the fence. Our forces responded with crowd-dispersing means.
Palestinians fired towards an IDF position near the settlement of Gadid in Gush Katif.
As of this afternoon several disturbances took place throughout the Gaza Strip:
Palestinians threw Molotov Cocktails towards IDF positions at the Erez Crossing and near Kfar Darom, as well as towards an IDF patrol on the route surrounding Gush Katif.
Palestinian children threw stones towards an IDF patrol in Gush Katif and attempted to break the fence surrounding Gush Katif. Our forces responded with crowd-dispersing means.
During today there were stone and Molotov cocktail throwing towards an IDF position near Rafah on the Israeli Egypt border. IDF soldiers responded with crowd-dispersing means. Following this, Palestinian snipers opened fire towards the positions. IDF soldiers returned fire to the sources of the shooting.
An explosive charge was discovered near an IDF position in Kfar Darom, it was detonated by a demolition expert.
During these events there were no casualties among our forces in the Gaza Strip.
Despite the understandings achieved in Sharm El Sheikh and in contradiction to arrangements between the G.O.C.s of the Commands and their Palestinian counterparts, violent events and attempts to harm Israeli civilians and soldiers continued during the 48 hours of the cease-fire.