Israeli aircraft have carried out airstrikes across Gaza early Thursday, according to Ma’an, these in response to rocket fire reported to have come from Gaza just shortly after a new ceasefire extension came into effect.An official from the Palestinian interior ministry has reported four airstrikes over open ground, occurring 30 minutes into the truce extension which supposed to last for 5 days.
According to an Isreali military spokeswoman, Palestinian resistance fired six rockets toward Israel, late Wednesday, four of which hit open areas and one of which was reportedly intercepted.
See — ‘Official: Truce Extended for Five Days, Rocket Fire Reported During Hiatus’
Chris Carlson is a student of religion at Mount Mercy University, United States, and has been a regular volunteer with the IMEMC since 2013. He assisted in providing extensive coverage of the 2014 Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip and continues, into the present day, with the issues at hand. He can be reached via email at c h r i s @ i m e m c . o r g.