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2014 Gaza Conflict Hamas Israel Israel Defense Forces

Rockets three hours into ceasefire

1 Aug, 2014

Israeli artillery starts a heavy bombardment of targets in the Gaza Strip around three hours into the 72-hour ceasefire period, said to be in response to rocket fire during the preceding hour. The Kerem Shalom crossing is closed after coming under rocket fire, with the Israel Defense Forces focusing its strikes on the southern town of Rafah.