The Israeli army suggests Palestinian militants have introduced a rocket into Israel from the Gaza Strip
JERUSALEM — Palestinian militants introduced a rocket into Israel from the Gaza Strip on Sunday evening, the Israeli army stated, incorporating that the rocket was intercepted.
The start came at a time of heightened tensions following an escape by six Palestinian militants from an Israeli prison previous 7 days and lingering hostilities from an 11-working day war last Could.
Israel in excess of the weekend captured 4 of the six escaped prisoners and stepped up its search for the two remaining fugitives.
In reaction, Gaza militants have fired rockets into Israel for 3 consecutive evenings. Israel normally responds to rocket hearth with airstrikes on targets related to Gaza’s ruling Hamas militant group.
The tensions have been worsened by ongoing challenges in achieving a very long-phrase stop-fire concerning Israel and Hamas following the war in May possibly.
Egypt has been attempting to broker an agreement. Hamas has demanded that Israel raise a painful financial blockade of Gaza, while Israel wants Hamas to release two Israeli civilians and return the remains of two dead Israeli soldiers it is holding.
Israel and Hamas have also not been equipped to concur on a procedure for letting Qatar to provide welfare payments to thousands of Gaza families.
Israel claims it is looking for guarantees that Hamas does not divert any of the cash for military services use.