Posted: Nov 23, 2012 9:05 AM by Associated Press
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - It's the first violence since the truce between Israel and militants in Gaza took hold.
Israeli troops today opened fire today to push back crowds that were surging toward the border fence between Gaza and Israel. One Palestinian was killed and 19 were wounded.
Hamas security tried to defuse the situation and keep the crowds away from the border.
In the past, Israel's military has barred Palestinians from getting close to the fence, and soldiers opened fire routinely to enforce a no-go zone meant to prevent infiltrations into Israel.
But since the cease-fire, growing numbers of Gazans have entered the no-go zone.
Oil prices are climbing after today's gunfire. The truce reached Wednesday had eased fears of a war that could broaden beyond Gaza and eventually disrupt oil supplies.
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