Israeli air strikes on Gaza threaten shaky truce

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Al Jazeera is reporting more Israeli air strikes on Gaza. And mortars are being fired from Gaza into Israel.

An Israeli air strike in the Gaza Strip has killed one Palestinian and wounded two others, prompting Hamas to allege that it violated a two-day-old unofficial truce.

Wednesday’s missile attack, which targeted a vehicle in Rafah near the border with Egypt, raised fears of a fresh descent into violence scarcely 48 hours after factions had agreed to end rocket fire on southern Israel, on condition that the Israeli Air Force also stopped its raids.


Gaza’s Hamas government accused Israel of violating the unwritten truce with its latest air strikes and called for UN intervention.

A statement issued by Hamas read: “Such aggressive behaviour confirms that Israel has no true intention of maintaining the truce and insists on escalating the situation. We call upon the international community and the United Nations in particular to pressure Israel to stop its aggression against our people.”

I’ve been reading Gazan tweets and they’re being pounded as I type this. More death and injury is being reported on that venue and I’ve received an email from a friend in Gaza, it feels like all hell’s breaking loose, again.

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