At least three Palestinians have been injured by Israeli tank shrapnel east of the beleaguered Gaza Strip.
According to Palestinian sources, Israeli forces stationed at Nahal Oz, one of the crossing points from Gaza into Israel, fired more that 10 shells on the eastern Shujaiyeh district of Gaza City on Monday.
One of the injured is reported to be in critical condition.
The Israeli military, however, claims that its soldiers opened fire on a group of Palestinians trying to plant explosives along the border.
The attack came two days after Israeli warplanes carried out two airstrikes near the enclave’s southern city of Khan Yunis, killing at least two Palestinians.
The Palestinian movement of Islamic Jihad declared an Egyptian-brokered truce between Gazan factions and Israeli forces "broken" following the attack late Saturday.
The truce was agreed on October 30 after Israeli troops killed 12 people in the Gaza Strip in two days.