TEL AVIV, Israel – Israel resumed fighting in Gaza on Sunday, saying that ruling Hamas had violated a one-day humanitarian truce. “Following Hamas’ incessant rocket fire throughout the humanitarian window, which was agreed upon for the welfare of the civilian population in Gaza, the [military] will now resume its aerial, naval and ground activity in the Gaza Strip,” Israel announced, adding that it had repeatedly urged residents of the Palestinian enclave not to approach “combat zones.” On Saturday, Hamas rejected an Israeli proposal to extend a previous cease-fire.
A column of smoke rose into the air above Gaza City immediately after the announcement, and NBC News teams in the area reported hearing shelling. The Israeli military said that 25 rockets had been fired at the country since midnight. Over 1,045 Palestinians have died in the 20-day confrontation, while 46 Israelis have been killed… see more