Israel Resumes Operations After Hamas Ignored Humanitarian Cease Fire
Israel resumed full military operations in Gaza early Sunday after Hamas ignored humanitarian cease fire offers and continued to fire rockets.
Israel has confirmed it is resuming military operations in the Gaza strip after a 24-hour humanitarian ceasefire request was ignored by Hamas.
Israel extended the 12-hour humanitarian ceasefire that took effect on Saturday in the Gaza Strip, but Hamas said it would only accept the truce if Israeli troops left the territory.
Air raid sirens sounded in southern and central Israel just hours after the extension, warning of incoming rocket fire. Israeli media reported a couple of the rockets landed in open areas, while another was intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defence system.
After Hamas Ignored Humanitarian Cease Fire, Israel Resumes Operations
Due to Hamas’ incessant rocket fire during the humanitarian window, we are renewing our aerial, naval and ground activity in Gaza.
— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) July 27, 2014