Hamas: Israel is escalating the situation in order to influence truce talks

By YASSER OKBI/ MAARIV HASHAVUA
August 19, 2014 18:18




Israel is escalating the situation in order to influence cease-fire negotiations in Cairo, Hamas claimed on Tuesday after the IDF struck in Gaza in response to rocket fire.

No Gaza faction took responsibility for the the firing of the three rockets - two toward the Beersheba area and the third toward Netivot.

According to reports in Gaza, the IDF struck in Shejayia, in the Beit Lahiya area and in eastren Rafah. Two children were reportedly moderately injured in the IAF strikes.

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