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Ceasefire Broken as Rockets Rain Down on Israel, Ministers Call for Action

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 | Worthy News / Israel-Palestinian Conflict


JERUSALEM (Worthy News)-- Hamas violated an extended ceasefire some 8 hours before it was set to expire by firing over 50 rockets into Israel on Tuesday evening. Israel responded by killing a Hamas military chief and destroying some 30 terror targets in Gaza. Hamas' armed wing, the al-Qassam Brigades, said Israel had 'opened the gates of hell on itself' by the killings and warned that the Jewish state would pay for its crimes. Israel recalled 2,000 reservists, as it prepares for a possible ground operation into the Gaza Strip.

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Hamas said it fired 50 rockets at Israel on Tuesday, violating an extended ceasefire some 8 hours before it was set to expire.

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IDF recalls 2,000 reservists as truce unravels - Times of Israel
The IDF on Wednesday recalled 2,000 reservists who had already been drafted and released during Operation Protective Edge, after Palestinian rocket fire at Israeli cities triggered renewed hostilities Tuesday night

'It's time to abandon truce talks, reach decisive victory over Hamas' - Ynet News
Despite the heavy barrages that hit southern and central Israel on Tuesday night, and the collapse of ceasefire negotiations, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has yet to convene his Security Cabinet.

Cabinet ministers criticized the prime minister, saying "he's not convening the cabinet because he doesn't want to bring the decision on decisive action to a vote. He's putting up a tough front, but hopes something happens and an agreement with Hamas is reached quickly."

The latest ceasefire, that was set to expire on midnight, was broken some 8 hours earlier when three Grad rockets fired from the Gaza Strip fell near Be'er Sheva and Netivot on Tuesday afternoon. The IDF responded by hitting different targets in the Gaza Strip.

Hamas Vows to Open 'Gates of Hell' After Possible Attempt to Assassinate Rocket Chief - Algeminer
An reported Israeli Air Force targeted strike on a Hamas terror chief in Gaza on Tuesday left the group threatening a harsh response.

IAF strikes over 30 targets in Gaza, Palestinians say girl killed - Ynet News
The IDF said it attacked over 30 targets in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday from the later afternoon hours in response to resumed rocket fire at southern Israel.

Israel killed Hamas commander’s wife and daughter - Times of Israel
Hamas said Wednesday that an Israeli air strike killed the wife and child of its Gaza military chief, as a temporary ceasefire went up in smoke and Cairo truce talks froze.

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