JERUSALEM (Worthy News)– Israel withdrew its diplomatic team from Egypt, after Hamas launched 20 rockets at Israeli cities, saying it will not negotiate under fire. Israel Defense Forces struck terrorist sites throughout the Gaza Strip as fighting has renewed.
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Two senior Hamas officials said the terror group will not extend a 72-hour ceasefire in Gaza that expires at 8:00 am IST on Friday, accusing Israel of rejecting their demands for a truce, according to AFP.
Hamas military wing says it's ready for next round of fighting with Israel – Jerusalem Post
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Journalists Confirm Hamas Rockets Used In and Around Civilian Sites – Washington Free Beacon
Foreign correspondents emerging from the Gaza Strip since a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas went into effect two days ago are confirming Israel's claims that Hamas was firing rockets during the month-long confrontation from residential areas and near UN facilities.
Foreign journalists reveal Hamas' false front – Ynet News
A day after Operation Protective Edge ended, a truer picture slowly began emerging: foreign reporters leaving the Gaza Strip revealed what Israel has claimed all along – that Hamas is firing out of population hubs and near UN facilities.
Hamas rejects ceasefire, but wants to continue talks – Ynet News
Hamas rejected extending the ceasefire on Friday, but announced it was interested in continuing the negotiations. The barrage of rockets fired on southern Israel after the 72-hour ceasefire expired served as proof of Hamas' reluctance to halt the hostilities.
Bennett: Moment of truth for Israeli deterrence – Ynet News
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