Small Wars Journal

No Ceasefire as IDF Pounds Gaza All Evening

Tue, 03/26/2019 - 12:15am

No Ceasefire as IDF Pounds Gaza All Evening by Anna Ahronheim, Khaled Abu Toameh and Tovah Lazaroff - Jerusalem Post

The Hamas Al-Aqsa Channel reported that the Egyptians have succeeded in reaching a cease-fire between Israel and the Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip.

The channel quoted an "informed source" as confirming that the cease-fire had been reached,  but did not provide further details.


The Hezbollah-affiliated Al-Mayadeen Channel also reported that a cease-fire has been reached and would go into effect at 10.00 pm.

Heavy rocket barrages were fired towards communities in southern Israel Monday evening shortly after the Israeli airforce began striking targets across the Gaza Strip in response to a long-range rocket struck a civilian home in central Israel some 12 hours earlier.

Israel’s military said that fighter planes and combat helicopters struck Hamas targets in Shati, Beit Hanoun, Saja'iya and other locations throughout the Gaza Strip, hitting targets which included military compounds, tunnel shafts that were used to transport weapons, military positions and rocket launching positions…

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