Few hours after Israel redeployed troops in the northern Gaza Strip region; two Qassam rockets landed in the Western Negev, but caused no casualties or damage.
Troops were pulled out of the populated areas of Beit Hanun, and those stationed on the edge of the Jabalya refugee camp were pulled back to the Beit Hanun area.
The redeployment came as a surprise as army Chief of Staff Moshe Ya’alon said Wednesday that army was up to expand its operation in the northern Gaza Strip.
Recent media reports indicated that Palestinian and Israeli security arrived at an agreement in which Israel withdraw Beit Hanoun area in exchange of the deployment of Palestinian national security in the region.
Alquds daily newspaper reported that a meeting between top officials from both sides would meet in two days to prepare for a wide scale deployment of Palestinian police and national security in the different regions of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
The news has not yet been confirmed by either side.
Earlier in the week, top army and security officials criticized the army operation in northern Gaza Strip as a failure, stressing that armed resistance canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t be stopped by military means only.
Resistance groups in the Northern Gaza Strip region, who fired more than 50 rockets across the Gaza Strip Israel borders since the start of the military operation in Beit Hanoun 38 days ago, declared that they will only consider halting fire after Israeli troops withdraw the area.