Israeli Military Says It's Resumed Gaza Airstrikes

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
It says Hamas militants violated a de-escalation brokered by Egypt.

Palestinians search in the rubble of a destroyed house where eight members of the Al Haj family were killed in a strike early morning in Khan Younis refugee camp, southern Gaza Strip on Thursday, July 10, 2014. Israel dramatically escalated its aerial assault in Gaza Thursday hitting hundreds of Hamas targets, as Palestinians reported more than a dozen of people killed in strikes that hit a home and a beachside cafe and Israel's missile defense system once again intercepted rockets fired by militants at the country's heartland. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli military says it has resumed airstrikes on Gaza after Hamas militants violated a de-escalation brokered by Egypt.
Military spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner says that after holding its fire for six hours Israel has "resumed operational activities."
The military says that during the six hours Gaza militants fired about 50 rockets all over Israel. No injuries were reported.
The de-escalation period was meant to lead to detailed cease-fire talks between Israel and Hamas and end a week of fighting that has killed more than 190 Palestinians and exposed millions of Israelis to rocket fire from Gaza.
Israel accepted the Egyptian truce plan, but vowed to hit Gaza hard if Hamas rejected the deal.


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