Israel resumes airstrikes on Gaza after ceasefire offer collapses

Photo credit: Shadi Alqarra

The Israeli military offensive against the Gaza Strip continues today after a brief pause. Israel unilaterally declared a six-hour-long ceasefire today to give Hamas the chance to consider a ceasefire offer brokered by Egypt. Israel resumed airstrikes after Hamas rejected the terms. The armed wing of Hamas continues to fire rockets into Israel, which killed an Israeli citizen today: the first Israeli fatality in the context of Operation Protective Edge. Meanwhile, the Palestinian death toll was adjusted upwards to 192. For more on the situation in Gaza, Shannon Young spoke with longtime FSRN reporter in Gaza, Rami Almeghari.


Photo: Damaged ambulance in Gaza City. Credit: Shadi Alqarra.

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