Anticipating continued fighting, IDF sends armored brigade to Gaza border

The IDF’s 7th Armored Brigade is being sent to the Gaza border as the military anticipates fighting in the Strip to continue in the coming days, IDF spokesperson Ronen Manelis says.

IDF tanks stationed near the Gaza border, March 27, 2019. (Dudi Modan/Flash90)

Manelis repeats a claim made by the military’s Arabic-language spokesman that a Palestinian mother and child were killed not by an Israeli airstrike — as alleged by the Hamas-run Gaza health ministry — but by a failed rocket launch by terrorists within a civilian populated area.

The spokesperson says he is unaware of ceasefire efforts. Israeli officials have routinely denied such claims in the past year, even when facts on the ground show that a de facto truce is in place.

— Judah Ari Gross

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