Rockets fired at Israel after Gaza ceasefire starts
A ceasefire brokered by Egypt was broken just hours later when militants in the Gaza Strip fired rockets towards Israel. The truce initially ended two days of intense conflict after senior commander of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) Baha Abu al-Ata and his wife were killed by Israeli forces. On Thursday morning, Israel claimed to have targeted a militant but rather killed a family of eight in Ghaza. Israel claims that 25 out of 34 casualties over the past two days were militants.
The rockets fired by Ghaza hours after the ceasefire resulted in no immediate reports of damage or injuries, and two were intercepted by the Iron Dome defense system. Spokesman Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus told news agencies that the Israeli forces have taken measure to minimize the number of civilians killed or injured. However, the PIJ claims that the family killed in the strike had no ties to militant organizations.