Israel says cease-fire terms violated by 3 detonations, gunfire; IDF soldiers injured

Israeli Defense Forces accused Hamas violating the cease-fire agreement after a trio of explosions and an exchange of gunfire in northern Gaza on Tuesday.

The IDF says the three explosives were detonated in close proximity to Israeli troops, causing some light injuries. While Israel stated that the explosives violated the cease-fire, it did not indicate plans to withdraw from the deal as of early Tuesday morning.

"Over the last hour, three explosive devices were detonated adjacent to IDF troops in two different locations in the northern Gaza Strip, violating the framework of the operational pause. In one of the locations, terrorists also opened fire at the troops, who responded with fire," the IDF said in a statement.

"A number of soldiers were lightly injured during the incidents," the statement continued. "In both incidents, the troops were located in positions as per the framework of the operational pause."

Hamas released a statement saying it remains committed to the terms of the cease-fire, and it in turn accused Israel of violations.

"As a result of a clear violation by the enemy of the truce agreement in the northern Gaza Strip today, field friction occurred and our mujahideen dealt with this violation. We are committed to the truce as long as the enemy has committed to it, and we call on the mediators to pressure the occupation to adhere to all the terms of the truce on the ground and in the air," Hamas' Al-Qassam Brigades wrote in a statement.

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