Rockets launched from the Gaza Strip impacted yesterday, August 7, Israeli soil. This, less than four hours before the three days ceasefire expires, which was subscribed by Israel and the Palestinian movement Hamas and, while Palestinian negotiators in El Cairo discussed an extension of the truce with Israel, which would be heralded before the expiry, pointed out a member of the delegation.
“Just now, two rockets fired from Gaza hit southern Israel. No injuries reported,” tweeted the Israeli army when reporters approached at 05:00 GMT, stipulated time to terminate or extend the truce . “Terrorists have violated the cease-fire,” added the official Twitter account.
Before the new rocket fire, Israel threatened to take stronger action if the Hamas group would resume their attacks. “Then the Army will reactivate and I believe with greater force,” said Communications Minister Gilad Erdan in declarations to Israel Radio.
Since the start of the Israeli offensive on 8 July, in Gaza died 1,886 Palestinians and more than 9,800 were injured, according to the Health Ministry. On the Israeli side, 64 soldiers and three civilians were killed, and more than 500 people were injured.