CAIRO - A Hamas official accused Israel early on Thursday, of violating a newly-agreed truce aimed at securing a lasting end to the fighting in Gaza by shelling the coastal enclave.
"There is no violation of the calm from any Palestinian side and nobody in Gaza
has heard rocket fire," Izzat Reshiq
, a Hamas
official who is in Cairo
truce talks, said.
"We denounce the Israeli shelling of Gaza
which is continuing. This is a violation of the calm."
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
ordered the Israeli military
to respond to Gaza
rocket fire moments before a three-day truce expired on Wednesday, an Israeli official said.