The unofficial ceasefire between Israel and Gaza breaks down in less than 24 hours

Smoke rises after an Israeli air strike at the cultural center Saidd al-Mis & # 39; hal in Gaza City on Thursday

The unofficial ceasefire between Israel and Gaza breaks down in less than 24 hours while the Palestinian doctor is shot dead and the EU warns that a new conflict is "dangerously close"

  • The Islamist government Hamas claims that Israel killed a volunteer doctor in a border clash
  • Palestinian protesters have been setting tires and throwing stones today
  • Twenty-five other Gazans say they are injured, including one who was shot in the head
  • The Israeli fire broke the temporary truce established yesterday after days of bombing

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Sebastian Murphy-bates for Mailonline

The Israeli fire killed a Palestinian doctor and hit another 25 today, according to the Gaza Health Ministry, during clashes and protests along the border.

The death of Abdullah al-Qatati occurred after the Islamist rulers of the territory, Hamas, reached a ceasefire with Israel yesterday.

Another Palestinian is in critical condition after being shot in the head, say the authorities of the strip. The protesters set fire to the tires and threw stones during today's demonstrations.

Smoke rises after an Israeli air strike at the cultural center Saidd al-Mis & # 39; hal in Gaza City on Thursday

Smoke rises after an Israeli air strike at the cultural center Saidd al-Mis & # 39; hal in Gaza City on Thursday

The rubble of the Said Al-Mashal Foundation for the construction of Arts and Culture after Israeli forces carried out air strikes in the capital of the strip on Thursday

The rubble of the Said Al-Mashal Foundation for the construction of Arts and Culture after Israeli forces carried out air strikes in the capital of the strip on Thursday

The rubble of the Said Al-Mashal Foundation for the construction of Arts and Culture after Israeli forces carried out air strikes in the capital of the strip on Thursday

A wounded Palestinian child is taken to al-Shifa hospital on Thursday after the Israeli air strike on Gaza City

A wounded Palestinian child is taken to al-Shifa hospital on Thursday after the Israeli air strike on Gaza City

A wounded Palestinian child is taken to al-Shifa hospital on Thursday after the Israeli air strike on Gaza City

The news comes at a time when the European Union called for an urgent "escalation" and warned that the two sides are "dangerously close" to a full-blown conflict only four years after their last war.

On Thursday, extensive air strikes were launched in Gaza in retaliation for more than 180 rockets and mortar shells fired by Hamas and its allies on Wednesday night.

But an unofficial ceasefire agreement between the two enemies took effect around midnight.

This afternoon, some thousands of Palestinians gathered along the border for weekly protests.

People inspect the rubble of a building after it was destroyed by an Israeli air strike in Gaza City on Thursday

People inspect the rubble of a building after it was destroyed by an Israeli air strike in Gaza City on Thursday

People inspect the rubble of a building after it was destroyed by an Israeli air strike in Gaza City on Thursday

The Israeli defense system Iron Dome launches an interceptor missile while rockets are launched from Gaza towards the southern city of Sderot

The Israeli defense system Iron Dome launches an interceptor missile while rockets are launched from Gaza towards the southern city of Sderot

The Israeli defense system Iron Dome launches an interceptor missile while rockets are launched from Gaza towards the southern city of Sderot

Mr. Qatati was around 20 years old and a volunteer in Hamas medical services. A spokesman for the Health Ministry says he was shot in the chest in southern Gaza.

It would be at least the second doctor to be killed by Israeli fire during months of border protests. Today's demonstration was smaller than those of previous weeks.

The Israeli army said that a few thousand "rioters" gathered at various sites along the border, with soldiers using live fire and other riot deterrent tactics.

Three Palestinians were killed in the Israeli attacks, while seven Israelis were wounded by Palestinian rocket fire.

It was one of the most serious attacks since the Gaza war of 2014 and followed months of growing tensions.

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