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Gaza cease-fire violated after rockets fired into Israel

The Israeli military says it has carried out a series of airstrikes across the Gaza Strip in response to renewed rocket fire

The Israeli military says it has carried out a series of airstrikes across the Gaza Strip in response to renewed rocket fire. There was no immediate word on casualties from the strikes.

In a statement Tuesday, the military accused Palestinian militants of violating a cease-fire and said it maintains ``both defence and striking capabilities in order to address the renewed aggression.''

The airstrikes came minutes after Palestinian militants fired three rockets into Israel, breaking a temporary cease-fire and endangering negotiations in Egypt over ending a monthling war between Israel and Hamas. Authorities said the rockets landed in open areas and caused no injuries.

Israel launched the war on July 8 to stop incessant rocket fire from Gaza. Currently, Egypt is trying to broker a longer cease-fire to end the war.

In more than a month of fighting, nearly 2,000 Palestinians have been killed, the majority of them civilians. Israel lost 67 people, all but three of them soldiers.

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  1. dama posted on 08/19/2014 02:28 PM
    What !!! Expendable 4 ???

    6 days and it was boring is it ??
    someone has to start up this shit ..

    Pity..

    Give peace a chance.buddy.. .
    1. Karl Burgin posted on 08/20/2014 09:49 AM
      @dama Of course, Israel will somehow be blamed for the cease-fire breaking down here...
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