Hamas breaks latest ceasefire with new rocket launches early Friday morning

Hamas breaks latest ceasefire with new rocket launches early Friday morning

[Ed. – Fat lady has yet to sing.]

Rockets from Gaza hit Israel early Friday morning, breaching a cease-fire that had held for more than two days, the Israeli military said.

“Moments ago, 2 rockets fired from Gaza hit southern Israel. Terrorists have violated the cease-fire,” the Israel Defense Forces wrote on Twitter.

It wasn’t immediately clear how Israel would respond. The IDF pulled its ground forces out of Gaza on Tuesday but said they were maintaining “defensive positions” around the territory. …

The two rockets landed near Eshkol in southern Israel but didn’t cause any damage or casualties, the Israeli military said. It wasn’t immediately clear who in Gaza, where multiple militant factions are active, launched them.

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.

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