Israel resumes Gaza strikes in response to Gaza rocket fire

New round follows a 72-hour ceasefire

The Israeli military says it has resumed strikes on targets ``across Gaza'' in response to rocket fire from the territory that was aimed at Israel.

The new round of fighting came after a three-day truce expired on Friday morning and Israel-Hamas talks that have been underway in Cairo on a new border deal for blockaded Gaza hit a deadlock.

After the end of the temporary, 72-hour cease-fire, Gaza militants fired at least 17 rockets at Israel. Gaza's police say that Israel then resumed tank fire on northern Gaza and launched an
airstrike that hit a farm south of Gaza City.

The Israeli military said that following renewed rocket fire, it targeted sites linked to militant groups ``across Gaza.''

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  1. Karl Burgin posted on 08/08/2014 10:11 AM
    Gaza fires back first after a cease surprise there...

    But of course Israel is to blame, with them killing women and children and all- because they are so evil. Welcome to the new Hamas idiot rhetoric...
    1. Fact Provider posted on 08/08/2014 07:09 PM
      @Karl Burgin The Palestinians are using unguided glorified firecrackers against American-made laser-sighted missiles from Israel.

      Both sides are to be faulted but the Israeli side holds all the cards.
    2. Karl Burgin posted on 08/08/2014 07:37 PM
      @Fact Provider You mean the same firecrackers that forced the Israelis to build a multi-million state of the art anti-missile defense system?

      Keep dreaming pal
    3. Fact Provider posted on 08/08/2014 07:57 PM
      @Karl Burgin Forced ??

      Too funny for a rebuttal.
      The whole defence system was paid and installed by the Americans... a gift to their most critical and only "friend" in the region.

      Read some history so your "comments" make some sense.
    4. Karl Burgin posted on 08/08/2014 08:12 PM
      @Fact Provider The point of my comment was in response to your asinine notion that the Israelis have nothing to worry about the Hamas firing mere firecrackers at a civilian population.
      But thank God the Hamas, who are surrounded by like-minded folks in Jordan, Syria and such, are not in a hurry to loan them some nukes.
      Or the fact that Hamas are being supplied weapons right?

      Try again....and next time, think your answers through before you post.
  2. StuG posted on 08/08/2014 11:31 AM
    all the while illegal settlement expansion continues as stated by international law!
    if the root causes are not on the table nothing will change in our lifetime.
    the struggle for freedom continues
    1. AbbyW posted on 08/08/2014 01:39 PM
      @StuG Please inform yourself as to settlements. They were ALL removed in 2005. The root cause you refer to is Hamas' determination to wipe Israel and Jews off the map. So long as this is their mandate there cannot be any peace.
    2. dama posted on 08/08/2014 02:23 PM
      @AbbyW Every country has the rights to defend itself and Israel is no different.. they are defending themselves and lost of civilian lives although sad and wasted is the casualty of war.

      Peace has to be in their hearts (both side, Hamas and Israel)
      to really negotiate for a longer and lasting truce. .

      Peace Out
    3. Karl Burgin posted on 08/08/2014 07:40 PM
      @dama People also fail to realize that it takes both parties to achieve peace.
      Not one agreeing to it, while the other takes advantage of the situation the first chance they get.
    4. Fact Provider posted on 08/08/2014 08:34 PM
      @Karl Burgin Your continued and complete lack of response to my question points to your lack of knowledge.

      Consider yourself bested - AGAIN, troll !
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