Hamas is trying to convince groups in Gaza to stop firing rockets at Israel, according to an Asharq Alawsat
report cited by Israel Radio Tuesday morning.
The report was published as a rocket from the Strip landed south of Ashkelon, causing no casualties or damage.
IDF needs to step up its attacks on Hamas
According to the report, Hamas also deployed operatives along the border
with Israel in order to maintain control over the Strip.
Palestinian sources quoted by Asharq Alawsat
said that representatives from
the different Gaza groups refused to commit to a ceasefire with Israel
or to prevent retaliation for Israeli actions. They did, however, agree
not to initiate an escalation.
On Monday evening, three Kassam rockets were fired into Israeli
territory and exploded in the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council. The rockets
fell in an open area and did not cause any injuries or damage.
related news, the 65-year-old Palestinian farmer who was reportedly
killed by IDF fire in northern Gaza on Monday was shot by soldiers from
an observation tower from near Beit Hanoun, reported Palestinian news
According to reports, the farmer, Sha'aban Karmut, was
critically wounded and taken to a hospital in Beit Lahiya where he later
died of his wounds.