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Israeli airstrikes target northern Gaza
Published Tuesday 19/08/2014 (updated) 20/08/2014 13:13
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GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli warplanes targeted an open area in Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip on Tuesday, after the army reported three rockets fired from the coastal enclave.

There were no immediate reports of injury or damage.

Another airstrike targeted al-Mughazi in central Gaza and an open area in Deir al-Balah.

The strikes came after Israel announced that three rockets from Gaza hit Ashkelon and Beersheva.

In an emailed statement, army spokesman Peter Lerner confirmed the attacks.

"Yet again, terrorists breach the ceasefire and renew fire at Israeli civilians from Hamas ruled Gaza Strip. This continued aggression will be addressed accordingly by the IDF; we will continue striking terror infrastructure, pursuing terrorists, and eliminating terror capabilities in the Gaza Strip, in order to restore security for the State of Israel," he said.

A new 24-hour ceasefire in Gaza will last until midnight on Tuesday under a last-minute deal reached in Cairo on Monday night.

Egyptian mediators have been pushing both sides to put a decisive end to weeks of bloodshed in Gaza, which has killed more than 2,000 Palestinians and 67 on the Israeli side, mostly soldiers.

But few details have emerged of the state of the negotiations given the apparently irreconcilable demands of the two sides.
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1 ) David / USA
19/08/2014 18:17
What is Hamas trying to accomplish by this? To prove to the universe that they are jihadist psychopaths? We already knew that! More importantly, why isn't Ma'an leading with a headline that states: "HAMAS, WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS? STOP IT!"

2 ) JoeFattal / USA
19/08/2014 18:57
Is Hamas has control of Gaza?. It doesn't look they are. It just doesn't make any sense to launch rockets at Israel even if they stalling, just before the dealine expire at midnight unless Hamas is not totally in control of Gaza. As Israel is fighting within its own government, demonstration in Tel-Aviv against the war, members of their youths refuse to fight, Hamas also looks is fighting other factions to control Gaza. They both must have an outside influence that is not under

3 ) JoeFattal / USA
19/08/2014 18:59
cont...their control. Which is a sign to a civil war in Israel if this conflict continue.

4 ) Sean / Canada
19/08/2014 19:50
Could be Hamas, could be IDF infiltrators. Former IDF soldiers have stepped forward to denounce tactics they employed or witnessed by the IDF. For instance, IDF masquerading as Hamas to instigate rioting. It's a common tactic for oppressors. Look at the official US justification for the second Iraq war post 9/11 : WMDs. Well...where were they? The state of Israel and the IDF response to shout "terrorism" is the bellicose cover for there own transgressions and economic self-interests.

5 ) John / Canada
19/08/2014 19:57
" To prove to the universe that they are jihadist psychopaths? " Hey dipshit, Hamas are not the ones that have slaughtered 2000 Israelis, mostly civilians, 500 children, have hit schools, hospitals, UN centers, are purposely starving and blockading and entire population, etc. Almost everything Israels states is a lie, but not surprising that you blindly believe it each time.

6 ) mark / usa
19/08/2014 20:12
Palestinians never miss an opportunity, to miss am opportunity. more true know then ever. The world is tired of terrorism. no chance Hamas will have any sympathy in the free world.

7 ) Outlier / USA
19/08/2014 20:25
You broke it, you bought it. Good luck Gazans, because you are going to need it.

8 ) lochem51 / USA
20/08/2014 00:12
#JoeFattal... huh?

9 ) Outlier / USA
20/08/2014 02:00
Any Hamas and Gaza gains from prolonging this conflict will be far exceeded by their losses. Sad. Gazans deserve better leaders.

10 ) Shafiq Nazari / USA
20/08/2014 10:18
personally if any one occupy my country and attack me every single day ! I would not stand idle and watch , I would definitely go and fight by whatever means ! so Israel has to end the occupation and it's aggression that is the end of story !
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