Israeli army response with artillery fire against new rocket attacks from Gaza breaching ceasefire 0

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Friday, August 8, 2014 11:59 AM
 
Israeli army response with artillery fire against new rocket attacks from Gaza breaching ceasefire.
Rockets from Gaza hit Israel early Friday, August 8, 2014, morning, breaching a ceasefire that had held for more than two days, the Israeli military said. Two rockets landed near Eshkol in southern Israel but didn't cause any damage or casualties, the Israeli military said.
     
Rockets from Gaza hit Israel early Friday, August 8, 2014, morning, breaching a ceasefire that had held for more than two days, the Israeli military said. Two rockets landed near Eshkol in southern Israel but didn't cause any damage or casualties, the Israeli military said.
Israeli troops fire artillery into Gaza
     

Hamas, which holds power in Gaza, denies firing the rockets, said Sami Abu Zuhri, a spokesman for the group. The allegations "are based on Israeli reports aimed at confusing the situation," the Gaza-based spokesman said.

"The renewed rocket attacks by terrorists at Israel are unacceptable, intolerable and shortsighted. Hamas' bad decision to breach the ceasefire will be pursued by the IDF (Israel Defence Forces), we will continue to strike Hamas, its infrastructure, its operatives and restore security for the State of Israel," Lieutenant-Colonel Peter Lerner, an Israeli military spokesman said in a statement.

The Israel military stated that it responded to the initial attacks by firing “across Gaza.” Palestinian sources reported IDF artillery fire on the north and east of the strip.

Among the rockets allegedly fired by Gaza, one was intercepted by the Iron Dome system over the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon. Two more rockets fell in open areas without causing casualties or damage, Haaretz reported.

On July 8, Israel launched an air campaign on the coastal territory, and nine days later, sent in ground troops to target rocket launchers and cross-border tunnels built by Hamas for attacks inside Israel.

 

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