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September 27, 2016 / 24 Elul, 5776
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2 Rockets Fired at Israel

Hamas De-Ceased the Ceasefire

Gaza fires two rockets into Israel, breaching the ceasefire three hours before it was scheduled to end.
IDF tanks redeployed to southern Israel along the border with Gaza when Israeli forces prepared to clear the area, on August 06, 2014. Let's hope they haven't gone too far.

IDF tanks redeployed to southern Israel along the border with Gaza when Israeli forces prepared to clear the area, on August 06, 2014. Let's hope they haven't gone too far.
Photo Credit: Miriam Alster/Flash 90

Three hours before the 8:00 a.m. (Israel time) scheduled end of the ceasefire, two rockets were shot from Gaza into Israel.

No injuries or destruction as a result of those rockets were reported.

Israeli media reported on Thursday that members of the knesset are drawing up a bill defining the Gaza Strip “enemy territory.” This would mean that efforts to file compensation claims for damage caused by Israel’s ground incursion or other efforts to end the Strip’s terrorism towards Israel would be barred.

A source within the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades said that the brigades “will renew their aggressions as soon as the ceasefire ends Friday 8am.” Hussam Badran, the group’s spokesperson abroad, said “Hamas did not give up on a single demand it presented in Cairo to the occupation (Israel),” i24News reported.

Operation Protective Edge, Part II?

 

UPDATE: The two rockets landed in an open field in the Eshkol regional council. Despite the ceasefire breach, talks continue in Egypt.

Lori Lowenthal Marcus

About the Author: Lori Lowenthal Marcus is the U.S. correspondent for The Jewish Press. A graduate of Harvard Law School, she previously practiced First Amendment law and taught in Philadelphia-area graduate and law schools. You can reach her by email: Lori@JewishPressOnline.com


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