the brigades reported that at least one israeli soldier was injured in the clashes.
following the shelling, the al-aqsa martyrs brigades, the main military wing of fatah, launched one homemade projectile which landed in an open area in sderot causing no injuries or damage.
the 5 month ceasefire is set to either expire, or be extended on december 18th. at present, numerous palestinian factions have reported a desire to end the ceasefire and return to an active state of conflict. resistance leaders have stated that since israel has failed to make good on its promises to life the siege of gaza and cease offensive attacks, then there is no reason to continue practicing restraint. on sunday, the al-quds brigades, the military wing of islamic jihad released a statement through its spokesmen Abu Hamaz, which read:
hamas' armed wing, the al-qassam brigades have also been publicly questioning the future of the truce. they have called for an all faction gathering, where the future of the truce will be evaluated and discussed. hamas is encouraging all palestinian factions to meet in gaza before december 18th and discuss the ceasefire. through this discussion, hamas hopes to “identify a clear and unified attitude towards [the ceasefire].”
similarly, the spokesmen for the national resistrance brigades, the military wing of the democratic front for the liberation of palestine, stated that all palestinian factions need to agree on the future of the truce, and that such a sustained truce must include the right for palestinian resistance groups to use military force when attacked. the brigades urged the palestinian factions to listen to hamas' offer for a pan-factional meeting, and that through such a meeting, a national resistance strategy can be agreed on.
due to the continued attack-reaction cycle raging in gaza, israel has kept the borders closed. the gazan borders have been largely closed since israel resumed air strikes and invasions on november 4th. throughout the month following, gaza's crossings have only been opened a handful of times for the delivery of humanitarian aid. because of these increased restrictions, gaza is now dangerously low on fuel, medical supplies, basic food stuffs and other necessary items. al shifa hospital, gaza's largest hospital, has announced that after twenty two days of closure, they are now running solely on fuel smuggled through tunnels from egypt which are powering generators.