Three soldiers and dozens of Palestinians were killed in Rafah in August 2014; controversial ‘Hannibal Directive’ was used to thwart soldier’s abduction
The group accuses Israel of ‘spreading lies’ that it had agreed to stop its activities, as Hamas and Islamic Jihad were said to be pursuing talks with Egyptian intelligence for a deal to ease border tensions
Hamas is holding contacts with Egyptian intelligence in an attempt to agree on a deal that would ease Israeli restrictions on Gaza ■ Hamas source tells Haaretz: ‘We don’t want to return to the situation before the kites’
Israeli army strikes in Gaza in retaliation for two rounds of fire after rocket alerts sound in communities bordering the Strip, hours after Israel and Hamas agreed to a cease-fire brokered by a third party
‘All bombings will be responded to with bombing, we will not accept the continued IDF attacks,’ the groups said, in a joint statement.
The night of exchanges of fire on the Gaza border indicates a fundamental change in the security situation there
‘We are committed to a formula of a strike for every strike. We will not allow the enemy to dictate a new formula,’ says the joint statement ■ Netanyahu fires back: ‘The force will increase as necessary, we are prepared for every scenario’
Islamic Jihad last month fired more than 100 rockets and mortars, triggering a massive Israeli response