Palestinians continue attack, Israel warns truce at risk

Jul 15, 2014, 7:44 AM EDT
An Israeli soldier stands on top of an armored personnel carrier near the Israeli-Gaza border on July 15, 2014 near Sderot, Israel.
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Hamas militants fired volleys of rockets from the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, drawing a threat by Israel to abandon an Egyptian-proposed truce it had unilaterally accepted. Israel said earlier in the day it had ceased fire under the plan to end a week of cross-border hostilities, while a top Hamas official in Cairo said the Islamist movement was still considering it. But Hamas' armed wing, the Izz el-Deen al-Qassam Brigades, rejected the ceasefire, saying its battle with Israel would "increase in ferocity and intensity".

Background:

Palestinian rocket fire persists, Israel warns truce at risk [Reuters]

Israel accepts Egypt proposal to end Gaza conflict [BBC]

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