Just weeks after an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire ended 50 days of hostilities between Israel and Hamas, along with other terrorist groups in Gaza, a mortar was reportedly fired into Israel from Gaza on Tuesday.
Earlier today, a mortar shell fired from Gaza hit Israel. This is the first launch since the end of Operation Protective Edge.— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) September 16, 2014
Hamas said it had no knowledge of any mortar attack on Israel and that the Palestinians factions remained committed to the truce.
The shell exploded in an open area near the Gaza border, opposite a town in the Eshkol Regional Council, Channel 2 reported.
Shorter Hamas: we're committed to our truce with Israel, we just have no way of stopping people from shooting at it https://t.co/bO1BifMYOW— Yair Rosenberg (@Yair_Rosenberg) September 16, 2014
Just last week, Hamas admitted that it fired rockets from civilian areas in Gaza during its conflict with Israel.