After rocket fire from Gaza broke a temporary truce on Tuesday, Israel resumed Gaza with airstrikes and pulled its delegation from ceasefire talks in Cairo. There were reports of injuries in Gaza and two Palestinians, a woman and a two-year-old child, were reportedly killed in an airstrike.
In response to today's rocket fire, we have begun striking terror targets in the Gaza Strip.— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) August 19, 2014
A massive barrage of rockets from Gaza, has ensued including a number fired at Israel's south, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv (Israel's largest city), and its international airport. Just moments ago, part of a rocket landed in a road in Tel Aviv, which has only sporadically figured in the six-week conflict.
The rocket that landed on a road in Tel Aviv pic.twitter.com/JMDRtCpuqW— Smartguy (@Gr8_guy) August 19, 2014
It's being reported that Israel may be expanding its operation in the coming hours.
Israeli defense official says IDF instructed to prepare possible ground operation in Gaza in response to rocket fire. (Channel 10)— Avi Mayer (@AviMayer) August 19, 2014
According to the Times of Israel, Hamas' armed wing has claimed responsibility for the rocket attacks.
Hamas’s Al Aqsa radio says the Al Qassam Brigades are responsible for the latest fire at Israel."
Intensity of rocket fire to long ranges tonight hasn't been witnessed since the first week of the conflict. Statement by Hamas/PIJ. #Gaza— Daniel Nisman (@DannyNis) August 19, 2014
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