New Israeli airstrikes after third ‘ceasefire’ agreement, two killed
KHAN YOUNIS — Two more Palestinians were killed at midnight Sunday in a fresh Israeli violation of the Egyptian brokered calm that supposedly went into effect for the third time at 10 pm Sunday.
Medical sources told the PIC reporter that the medical crews could not retrieve the bodies of the two men until dawn Monday, noting that they were killed in a raid on the Fakhari area east of Khan Younis, south of the Gaza Strip.
The Ansar brigades, the armed wing of the Ahrar movement, said that the two were of its fighters.
The casualties bring the number of Palestinian martyrs since Saturday to 12 mostly from Islamic Jihad operatives.
Meanwhile, Palestinian resistance factions retaliated to the Israeli violations of the ceasefire and fired homemade rockets at areas adjacent to the Gaza Strip with no casualties reported.
An Arab member in the Israeli Knesset, Dr. Jamal Zahalka, said that Israel was trying to restore its “deterrence” but ruled out a big military operation on Gaza for the time being.
He said in a statement to Quds Press on Sunday that Israel had no justification for the attacks on Gaza but rather had its own goals such as maintaining the siege on the coastal enclave and to strike at Palestinian factions to sway them from the path of resistance.