Israel and militant Palestinians in Gaza fought bitter battles for five days. A ceasefire appears to be short-lived. A rocket was “accidentally fired,” sources in Gaza say.
Israel has been attacked from the Gaza Strip despite an applicable ceasefire – according to militant Palestinians because of a “technical error”. A rocket was fired from the Gaza Strip on Sunday and fell in an open area of Israeli territory, the Israeli army said.
Warning sirens sounded in the surrounding areas. Residents in and around Ashkelon heard explosions, Israeli media reported. There was initially no information about possible victims.
Palestinian militants: missile ‘accidentally fired’
The command center of the militant Palestinians said the rocket had been fired at Israel from the northern Gaza Strip. The rocket was “accidentally fired” due to a technical error. One is committed to the ceasefire mediated by Egypt.
According to its own account, the Israeli army attacked two military posts of the radical Islamist Hamas in the Gaza Strip a short time later. It was a reaction to the rocket fire. Israel often responds to attacks by attacking Hamas targets, claiming that the organization is responsible for all attacks from Gaza.
Less than 24 hours before the rocket attack, a ceasefire came into force between Israel and militant Palestinians in the Gaza Strip on Saturday evening. These fought for five days, which only seemed to calm down slowly after the Egyptian mediated agreement on Saturday.
The fighting began on Tuesday with a large-scale military offensive by Israel against the extremist Palestinian organization Islamic Jihad. In response, rockets rained down on Israeli towns.
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