Escalation at Gaza with live fire by IDF

Nineteen Palestinians and one Israeli soldier were wounded on Sunday in the Gaza Strip, the Israeli army and Palestinian medical sources have said.

The Israeli army accused Palestinians of carrying out “riots” along the boundary between Gaza and Israel on Sunday evening, adding that one Israeli soldier was moderately injured by an explosive device.

It added that Israeli tanks struck two alleged Hamas military posts in Gaza.

The Gaza health ministry meanwhile said 19 Palestinians were wounded by live ammunition during overnight protests near the Israeli fence. The ministry said one of the Palestinians wounded was in a serious condition.

While a ceasefire agreement between Hamas and Israel in November had included a freeze of night-time protests in Gaza, evening demonstrations have returned in the past week, marking a symbolic show of discontent over the deal’s failed promises.