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Attacks in Israel persist despite cease-fire

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/14/19, 10:58 am

Another round of rockets fired from Gaza struck Israel early on Thursday, hours after a cease-fire deal kicked in. On Tuesday, Israeli airstrikes killed a senior commander of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad group. At least 34 Palestinians have died in the ensuing violence, and parts of Israel have come to a standstill.

Will the truce last? The rocket attack threatened the fragile agreement. The insurgent group said the terms of the cease-fire required Israel to stop killing Islamic Jihad leaders. But Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz told Israeli Army Radio that the country intends to eliminate everyone involved in attacks against it.

Dig deeper: Read my report in The Sift on how the Palestinian group Hamas and Israel reached a separate truce in May.

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Onize Ohikere

Onize is WORLD's Africa reporter. She is a World Journalism Institute graduate and earned a journalism degree from Minnesota State University-Moorhead. Onize resides in Abuja, Nigeria. Follow her on Twitter @onize_ohiks.

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  • TxAgEngr
    Posted: Thu, 11/14/2019 01:39 pm

    Mr. Baha Abu al-Ata found out that launching rockets from Gaza into Israel can motivate reciprocity.  I'm impressed with the Israeli military intelligence.