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.
Israelis dissatisfied with ceasefire, says poll
Jerusalem: A poll shows half of Israelis think their government should have continued its military offensive against Palestinian militants in Hamas-ruled Gaza.
The independent Maagar Mohot poll released on Friday shows 49% of respondents feel Israel should have kept going after squads who fire rockets into Israel.
Thirty-one percent supported the government's decision to stop. Around 20% had no opinion.
Twenty-nine percent thought Israel should have sent ground troops to invade Gaza.Israel and Hamas agreed to a cease-fire two days ago. The poll of 503 respondents had an error margin of 4.5% points.