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Senior Israeli officials deny existence of ceasefire with Hamas

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

A senior diplomatic official told Israeli television Friday that Hamas’s announcement of a ceasefire with Israel following a major flareup between the sides was a lie. Speaking with Hadashot TV news, the unnamed Israeli official insisted Israel never agreed to a ceasefire, which Hamas announced late Thursday and said went into effect at midnight. Hamas … Read More

Talking Points – 9th August 2018

Thursday, August 9, 2018

  For weeks we have heard that the leadership of the Israel Defense Forces was concerned that Hamas would soon escalate the violence from Gaza into a full-scale war. Since March, Hamas has incited violent riots along the Gaza border fence and encouraged thousands of Palestinians to attack the IDF. Burning kites and balloons rigged … Read More

After Gaza rocket hits Beersheba, IDF levels an alleged Hamas HQ

Thursday, August 9, 2018

The Israeli Air Force on Thursday evening flattened a five-story building in the northern Gaza Strip that served as a headquarters for the Hamas terrorist group’s internal security service, the army said. The Israel Defense Forces said the strike on the building in the northern Gaza Strip, which also served as a cultural center in … Read More

Beersheba targeted by rocket attack for first time since 2014 war

Thursday, August 9, 2018

A rocket launched from the Gaza Strip struck a field north of Beersheba on Thursday afternoon, setting off sirens in the southern city for the first time since the 2014 Gaza war and puncturing a purported ceasefire that lasted approximately two hours. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. Beersheba Mayor Ruvik Danilovich said … Read More