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Exchanges of Attacks Resume in Gaza as Another Cease-Fire Is Broken

Smoke from an apparent Israeli airstrike today in Gaza.

Photo by Suhaib Salem/Reuters

A planned 24-hour cease-fire extension after five days of calm has broken down in Gaza, reports indicate. Three rockets fired from Gaza hit southern Israel but did not cause any damage; the Israel Defense Forces said they are targeting “terror sites” with airstrikes in response. Discussions on a long-term truce continue in Cairo. Per Reuters, a major “sticking point” in negotiations is Hamas’ desire to build a seaport and airport in Gaza, a demand that Israel wants to consider “only at a later stage” of the talks.

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