After a seven-day break in fighting, the The ceasefire in the Gaza Strip was broken this morning Friday with the resumption of exchanges of fire between Israel and the terrorist group Hamas.
Yesterday a Agreement “in extremis” between the parties to extend the “operational pause” for a further 24 hours, which ended today at 6:00 a.m. Spanish time. The extension of the pause was achieved through joint mediation between the State of Qatar, the Arab Republic of Egypt and the United States. The conditions included a ceasefire and the entry of humanitarian aid into the Gaza Strip.
Israel accuses Hamas of violating the ceasefire
However, the Israeli government accused Hamas of weakening the ceasefire after yesterday Two terrorists opened fire andYou will kill three people at a bus stop in Jesusalén.
Despite the fragility of this ceasefire, the latest exchange of Israeli hostages for Palestinian prisoners took place last night.
The conflict returns to Gaza
“Hamas violated the pause in operations and also fired into Israeli territory. The Israeli Defense Forces have resumed the fight against the terrorist organization Hamas in the Gaza Strip,” the army reported in a statement.
For its part, the Hamas-controlled Gaza Interior Ministry has noted that “Israeli aircraft are flying over the Gaza Strip and their vehicles have opened fire in the northwest of the enclave.”
The US calls on Netanyahu to respect civilians
On his fourth visit to Israel since the conflict began, the United States Secretary of State said: Anthony Blinken continued to pressure Benjamin Nentanyahu to extend the ceasefire in Gaza, without success, and called on him to do so if fighting resumed, Protection of the civilian population and compliance with international humanitarian law.
After the last extension of just one day, negotiations to extend the ceasefire again failed to produce results and attacks returned.