GAZA, (PIC)– The Palestinian resistance on Monday evening repelled an Israeli military incursion into the east of Beit Hanoun district in northern Gaza.
Eyewitnesses told Quds Press that a force of foot soldiers infiltrated dozens of meters into Beit Hanoun, but resistance fighters fired a hail of mortar shells at them forcing them to draw back and leave the area.
They said that the invading soldiers reached an area between the memorial site and the transmission site east of Beit Hanoun when they were spotted by a group of resistance fighters.
Earlier, the Brigades of Martyr Abu Ali Mustafa, the armed wing of the popular front for the liberation of Palestine, claimed responsibility for opening fire at an Israeli military force in Beit Hanoun, but it is still unknown if the same Brigades launched the mortar counterattack.
This Israeli military incursion is one of many violations that have been committed by Israel since it accepted an Egyptian-brokered truce and ended its wanton war in November 2012.
The Israeli army has violated the truce many times since then killing four Palestinians, wounding several others, kidnapping about 40 fishermen and destroying many fishing boats off the coast of Gaza.