Thank you for sharing this. Another area in serious need of our prayers. Either the Hamas govt must be given the actual hardware and authority to effectively police and control the Palestinian state territory, or else the previously discussed neutral foreign peacekeeping force must be deployed asap. The regular people of Israel and Palestine do not want or deserve the constant stress, uncertainty and violence they are now forced to endure.
Gaza militants say truce restored
by Staff Writers
Gaza City, Palestinian Territories (AFP) March 13, 2014
Gaza’s Islamic Jihad announced Thursday that an Egyptian-brokered truce had been restored following a brief but intense confrontation a day earlier when Israeli warplanes pounded the Strip after heavy cross-border rocket fire.
But the truce, which was to have taken effect at 1200 GMT, was being tested after the Israeli military reported further rocket fire from Gaza hours later.
An army spokesman told AFP four rockets hit Israeli soil during the evening and another two were intercepted midair by the Iron Dome missile defence system.
Three rockets had also struck during the morning, he said.
On Wednesday at least 60 rockets hit Israel.
No one has yet claimed responsibility for the Thursday rocket fire, but Gaza security sources linked what appeared to be a failed rocket attempt Thursday night to a Salafist splinter group.
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