Video: Clash at Gaza border shakes cease-fire, 1 dead

posted at 8:14 am on November 23, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

New violence flashed along the Gaza border today, with one dead and as many as 25 injured. Hamas claims that Israel opened fire on “farmers,” while the IDF reported that demonstrations on the border turned into attempts to breach it and enter Israel, despite at least one warning shot. So far, though, neither side seems ready to break the cease-fire agreement on its second day:

The New York Post notes that the Gaza government would like to consolidate its gains from the cease-fire rather than provoke another round of war:

Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian man and wounded 19 people as crowds surged toward Gaza’s border fence with Israel on Friday, a health official said, the first violence since a truce between Israel and Gaza’s Hamas rulers took hold a day before.

The shooting did not appear to pose an immediate threat to the Egypt-brokered cease fire, which called for an end to Gaza rocket fire on Israel and Israeli airstrikes on Gaza. The truce came after eight days of cross-border fighting, the bloodiest between Israel and Hamas in four years.

The Gaza prime minister, Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas, has urged militant factions to respect the cease-fire. It appeared unlikely Hamas would retaliate for the Friday’s shooting because that could jeopardize the militant group’s potential gains from the cease-fire deal, such as an easing of restrictions on movement in and out of the Palestinian territory.

Both sides have apparently filed reports with Egypt, the guarantor of the cease-fire.  We’ll see soon if this prompts an escalation of violence, or if Egypt can settle things down again.  The description of the cease-fire as “tenuous” is a masterpiece of understatement.


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Who here did not see this coming. Of course Hamas will say it was “innocent” people that Israel opened fire on. The media of course will run with that too in the US.

watertown on November 23, 2012 at 8:22 AM

Egypt, the guarantor of the cease-fire

With the MB as honest brokers this ceasefire should be an unqualified success guaranteed to last until Iran delivers more rockets to the Palis.

CorporatePiggy on November 23, 2012 at 8:25 AM

They really were farmers…They just wanted to farm on the other side of the fence.

rich801 on November 23, 2012 at 8:25 AM

Yawn. The worlds most predictable “war” is predictable.

Need to start laying bets on the next round of missile/response/cease fire circle jerk timline.

rickyricardo on November 23, 2012 at 8:28 AM

Apparently Israel still hasn’t learned that it doesn’t matter how many times you kiss a rattlesnake, it will still bite you.

rplat on November 23, 2012 at 8:30 AM

I wasn’t aware Egypt could already guarantor things, and only months after teh One freed them from slavery.

Slade73 on November 23, 2012 at 8:30 AM

Release the hordes of wild turkeys into the Gaza strip and see what happens.

CitizenEgg on November 23, 2012 at 8:37 AM

If Egypt is my guarantor, I’m bringing my gun

Slade73 on November 23, 2012 at 8:40 AM

obamas walking like an egyptian

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVrNV_5LhNE&feature=related

renalin on November 23, 2012 at 8:40 AM

Where is “Hill of Beans” Clinton? I thought she took care of this.

♪♫Four dead in Ben-gha-zi…♫♪

Fallon on November 23, 2012 at 8:41 AM

I have recurring willing suspension of disbelief syndrome.I often wonder why.

docflash on November 23, 2012 at 8:42 AM

Always trying to get that last punch in. Perhaps Israel should have a 10 mile free fire zone around it’s border.

SMACKRUNNER on November 23, 2012 at 8:51 AM

I have to ask. Does anyone know how many “farmers” there actually are in Gaza?

TooTall on November 23, 2012 at 8:53 AM

Gaza is mainly a farming state. They farm racism and the NYTimes buys it by the barrel.

Slade73 on November 23, 2012 at 9:00 AM

Don’t trust Hamas …..

cmsinaz on November 23, 2012 at 9:05 AM

I’m waiting for the truth from Susan Rice.

Kraken on November 23, 2012 at 9:13 AM

Whod’a thunk it

Ugly on November 23, 2012 at 9:14 AM

I’m, like, SO surprised. Not.

MelonCollie on November 23, 2012 at 9:20 AM

Hamas Political Leader Celebrates Truce By Asking Arab Countries For Weapons
http://globalmbreport.org/?p=7562

… at the same time that Hamas political leader Khaled Meshaal was telling the Western media

Now, we have this breach, with reports being filed and wait for it, Egypt will hold Israel responsible.

Why?

Analysis: Wearing A Suit Doesn’t Make You A Nice Guy
http://globalmbreport.org/?p=7578

john.frank on November 23, 2012 at 9:28 AM

Thunder thighs better head back there for more dialog and another photo-op.

Wigglesworth on November 23, 2012 at 9:31 AM

Farmers? Talk a look at the photograph:

Palestinians in Gaza hurl rocks, attempt to breach border fence
IDF fires warning shots after ‘disturbances’; Palestinian sources report one dead and six injured from Israeli fire
http://www.timesofisrael.com/idf-fires-warning-shots-after-disturbances-in-southern-gaza/

john.frank on November 23, 2012 at 9:35 AM

Hamas “farmers” –

They shall beat their plowshares into swords

Fallon on November 23, 2012 at 9:37 AM

See also this report:

300 Palestinians attempt to breach Gaza border fence
http://www.timesofisrael.com/300-palestinians-attempt-to-breach-gaza-border-fence/

john.frank on November 23, 2012 at 9:38 AM

Clash at Gaza border shakes cease-fire

…let’s call it BenGaza…so the administration and the MSM will ignore it…until it goes away!

KOOLAID2 on November 23, 2012 at 9:50 AM

Gaza is mainly a farming state. They farm racism and the NYTimes buys it by the barrel.

Slade73 on November 23, 2012 at 9:00 AM

.
I would have said “anarchy”, but it’s a GREAT analogy either way. : )

listens2glenn on November 23, 2012 at 10:42 AM

Declared “cease-fires” are meaningless, over there.
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Even if ALL Jews were wiped from the face of the earth, the various “Allah loving” Middle Eastern tribes would then turn on each other.

listens2glenn on November 23, 2012 at 10:48 AM

Hamas should have said that they were Afghan women gathering firewood.

BL@KBIRD on November 23, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian man and wounded 19 people

Clearly the IDF needs more practice at the firing range. I would have hoped the ratio of killed to wounded would have been higher.

iconoclast on November 23, 2012 at 1:15 PM

Clearly the IDF needs more practice at the firing range. I would have hoped the ratio of killed to wounded would have been higher.

iconoclast on November 23, 2012 at 1:15 PM

I am sure they can shoot just fine. They aimed at LEGS, as stated in their reports, to disperse the crowds and move them back. Mission accomplished.

riddick on November 23, 2012 at 2:19 PM

Release the Kracken!!

Hening on November 23, 2012 at 3:52 PM

Clearly the IDF needs more practice…

iconoclast on November 23, 2012 at 1:15 PM

You underestimate the IDF. Some of the finest soldiers in the world.

Ugly on November 23, 2012 at 4:14 PM

Wow, it’s almost like this has been going on sinbe the ’50′s.

Mr. Arrogant on November 23, 2012 at 5:15 PM

This just in:

Egyptian Pres and MoBro Leader Morsi to mediate size of rocks IDF will be allowed to throw back at Gaza militants, limiting soldiers to appropriate and proportionate response in future post cease-fire altercations.

BigAlSouth on November 23, 2012 at 6:40 PM

This just in:

Egyptian Pres and MoBro Leader Morsi to mediate size of rocks IDF will be allowed to throw back at Gaza militants, limiting soldiers to appropriate and proportionate response in future post cease-fire altercations.

BigAlSouth on November 23, 2012 at 6:40 PM

But the rocks must be kosher.

Ugly on November 23, 2012 at 8:50 PM

Now this is what democracy at it’s infancy looks like.

racquetballer on November 24, 2012 at 6:36 AM