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Rocket Attacks Resume, Netanyahu Pulls Israeli Delegation from Cairo

Israel's Iron Dome
Israel’s Iron Dome
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Three rockets were fired into Israel from the Gaza Strip Tuesday afternoon, violating the agreed 24-hour extended ceasefire set to end at midnight. The rockets landed near the Be’er Sheva and Netivot. No injuries or damages were reported. It is the 11th ceasefire that Hamas has either rejected or broken.

Prime Minister Netanyahu ordered the IDF to respond to the rocket attacks, the IDF striking terror sites across Gaza. Reports from Hamas media reported targets struck in northern and central Gaza. The reports also claimed that Israel fired at open areas as well as at the sea, reporting that two children were injured.

The IDF confirmed that it hit 10 terror targets.

Netanyahu has also instructed the Israeli delegation in Cairo negotiations to return to Israel due to the ceasefire violation.

Just after the announcement of pull our of talks in Cairo, Hamas spokesperson Fazi Barhoum stated that, “If Netanyahu doesn’t understand… the language of politics in Cairo, we know how to make him understand,” however, Hamas spokesman Sami abu Zuhri denied Hamas’s responsibility of the attacks stating that Hamas “has no knowledge of the rocket fire from the territory of the Gaza Strip. The attacks intended to topple the negotiations in Cairo and Israel is responsible.”

Just minutes after Hamas denied responsibility for the rocket attacks, the Iron Dome intercepted two rockets over Netivot.

AmirTsarfatiAmir Tsarfati, a Jewish Christian, is the founder and president of Behold Israel, a news site to correct the scarcity in trustworthy reportage on issues and events impacting Israel, and to resolve the uncertainty about who or what to believe.

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