Israel carries out air strikes in Gaza after new truce

Gaza City - Israeli aircraft carried out air strikes across Gaza early on Thursday in response to Palestinian rocket fire and shortly after a new ceasefire brokered by Egypt came into effect, officials said.

An official at the Palestinian interior ministry reported four air strikes over open ground about 30 minutes into the extension of a new truce, from midnight, which the Palestinians announced would last for five days.

Israel said its military was targeting "terror sites across the Gaza Strip" in response to rocket fire.

The military "remains alert and maintains a high level of preparedness with both defensive capabilities, and striking capabilities in order to address a renewed aggression and will immediately respond to any threat to Israel", it said.

A spokesperson for the Israeli army told AFP that Palestinian militants launched six rockets towards Israel late on Wednesday, four of which hit open areas and one of which was intercepted.

No rocket attacks were immediately reported after midnight. An Egyptian official announced that both Israel and the Palestinians had agreed to extend the ceasefire.

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Akhenaten 2014-08-14 08:38:33 AM
'In response to' Your heading is misleading.
Tauriq Hercules 2014-08-14 08:44:10 AM
To be continued
Raymon McNelly 2014-08-14 08:49:49 AM
N24 is blatantly pro-Islamic, Anti-Israel and thus pro-Hamas terrorist supporters!
Lawrence Robert Atkinson 2014-08-14 08:51:31 AM
Your headline is, as others have said, 100 percent wrong. Your agenda is not hidden, it's clear for all to see
Henno 2014-08-14 08:54:59 AM
I am so gatvol of reading about Israel's crimes against innocent people that I am willing to strap a bomb to myself and walk into Ben's cabinet gathering and just end it all Geeze ... what is wrong with these people?!?
Tauriq Hercules 2014-08-14 08:56:34 AM
5 day cease fire.... There goes my social media entertainment!
Cyberfriend 2014-08-14 09:19:23 AM
Israel fired first,just shows
Chrysanthe Kruser 2014-08-14 09:19:34 AM
N24 Please rectify the headline to this article.
Cyberfriend 2014-08-14 09:21:56 AM
Under international law, occupied populations have a right to resist, including militarily, providing that this resistance does not target civilians. In this regard, much has been made of the fact that Palestinian rockets have been targeted at civilians, but the vast majority of those killed by Israeli strikes have been civilians, which makes them guilty of the very crime they accuse Hamas of.
Teko Mohaeka 2014-08-14 09:28:18 AM
According to n24 israel provoked hamas/palestine,disgusting