Israel launched air strikes across the Gaza Strip on Friday in response to Palestinian rockets launched almost immediately after a three-day cease-fire expired Friday, as Egyptian-brokered talks between the two sides hit a deadlock.
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Violence resumes moments after three-day Israel-Hamas cease-fire expiresFighting has resumed between Israel and Hamas ending the 3-day cease-fire. Israel struck Gaza, after Hamas resumed the rocket attacks. CCTV America's Stephanie Freid and Noor Hazareen have team coverage from Tel Aviv and Gaza.
One of the Israeli airstrikes killed a 10-year-old boy and wounded five children near a Gaza City mosque, Palestinian officials said. Officials say two Israelis were also wounded by rocket fire.
Figures represent fighting between July 8 and Aug. 4, 2014.
Violence resumes moments after three-day Israel-Hamas cease-fire expiresOne of the Israeli airstrikes killed a 10-year-old boy and wounded five children near a Gaza City mosque, Palestinian officials said. Officials say two Israelis were also wounded by rocket fire.
Hamas officials said they are ready to continue talks, but Israel’s government spokesman said Israel will not negotiate under fire.
Rocket pierces house ceiling near Israeli-Gaza border
Rocket pierces house ceiling in IsraelA Hamas rocket has hit a house in Sderot, Israel damaging the ceiling but causing no injuries.
Egypt’s Foreign Ministry expressed “extreme regret” over the failure to extend the truce, urged restraint by both sides, and called for a new cease-fire to resume negotiations. The ministry said progress had been made in the talks, but did not elaborate.
Hamas wants Israel to open Gaza’s borders, following a seven-year closure also enforced by Egypt, but Israel says it will only do so if the Islamic militants disarm or are prevented from re-arming. Hamas has insisted it will never give up its weapons.
The wide gaps became clear at an all-night meeting between Egyptian and Palestinian negotiators that preceded the renewed fire. Hamas negotiators told The Associated Press that Israel rejected all of their demands.
There was also no immediate response from Israel. However, a government official said earlier that Israel would not negotiate with Palestinians while militants continued to unleash missiles.
As warning sirens sounded in southern Israel, the military said Hamas had fired at least 45 rockets on Friday morning and Israel’s “Iron Dome” interceptor system had brought down two.
Report compiled with information from Reuters and The Associated Press