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.
About the Author: Lori Lowenthal Marcus is the US correspondent for The Jewish Press. She is a recovered lawyer who previously practiced First Amendment law and taught in Philadelphia-area graduate and law schools.
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