Israel Resumes Combat in Gaza, Says Hamas Violated Temporary Truce
The temporary cease-fire between Israel and Hamas ended Friday morning as the Jewish nation blamed the terror group for “violating” the truce by launching rockets toward Israeli territory before the agreement expired.
In response, moments after the cease-fire ended, the Israeli military resumed its attack in Gaza, launching airstrikes on the Palestinian territory for the first time since the pause in fighting began on Nov. 24.
“Hamas violated the operational pause, and in addition, fired toward Israeli territory,” the Israel Defense Forces said in a statement at around 7:15 a.m. local time.
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