The Israeli army reinforced Thursday its presence on the southeastern Gaza border line, mainly to the east of Alqarrara town near Khan Younis, witnesses said.
Witnesses added that several armored vehicles have been stationed on the border line, to the east of their town, and voiced concern that such reinforcements are part of an Israeli attack on the area.

Meanwhile, Israeli warplanes have been hovering over different parts of the Gaza Strip since the early morning.

These latest developments come after Israeli ministers gestured recently a possible attack on the Gaza Strip, while the latest Israeli/Palestinian/American summit meeting in west Jerusalem failed to achieve its objectives, according to commentators.

Israel and Palestinians agreed last November to a ceasefire, halting a five-month old Israeli army offensive and firing by Palestinian resistance factions of home-made rockets at nearby Israeli towns.