Cease-fire effort collapses as rockets, airstrikes continue

An Egypt-backed cease-fire between Israel and Hamas fell apart Tuesday as rocket attacks from Gaza were answered by Israeli airstrikes once again.

The rocket attacks from Hamas militants in Gaza never ceased, Israeli officials said. For its part, Israel refrained from airstrikes for about six hours before announcing it was resuming the attacks.

A CNN crew witnessed at least five Israeli airstrikes just as the announcement was made.

The Israel Defense Forces said 47 rockets were fired into Israel during the cease-fire period, which Hamas never accepted.

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Iron_Dome_Intercepts_Rockets_from_the_Gaza_Strip - Photo by the Israel Defense Force

2 thoughts on “Cease-fire effort collapses as rockets, airstrikes continue”

  1. The only thing I can think of is to suck oxygen out of the potential Iran nuclear situation.

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