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Israel stages 2nd Gaza incursion since cease-fire

Israeli army bulldozers on Thursday staged a limited incursion into the southern Gaza Strip for the second time since a ceasefire between Palestinian resistance factions and Israel.

Seven bulldozers pushed some 150 meters into northern Khan Younis, according to eyewitnesses.

One eyewitness said that the bulldozers tore up a large plot of land before pulling out from the area.

The Israeli army has yet to comment.

The incursion was the second since Israeli and Palestinian negotiators signed an August 26 cease-fire deal in Cairo.

Israel's 51-day war on Gaza, which lasted from July 7 to August 26, left 2,156 Palestinians dead – the vast majority of them civilians – and more than 11,000 injured.

According to Israeli figures, 67 Israeli soldiers and five civilians were killed over the course of the operation – the highest military death toll suffered by Israel since it lost 119 troops in its 33-day war with Hezbollah in 2006.

News syndicated from Anadolu Agency

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