IDF denies it attacked Gaza during Egypt PM's visit

November 16, 2012 11:38

The IDF denied on Friday that it had carried out attacks in the Gaza Strip during a visit to the enclave by Egypt's prime minister.

The Islamist Hamas group said Israel launched air strikes, killing two people, during the visit by Egypt's Hisham Kandil. The Israeli military said it had not carried out any attacks after he arrived in the enclave.

Israel had announced it would suspend military operations in Gaza during Kandil's three-hour visit so long as Hamas also halted all fire.

An IDF spokeswoman said about 50 rockets were fired at Israel from Gaza while Kandil was in the Palestinian territory. Israeli broadcasts showed damage from one rocket that struck the southern city of Ashkelon.

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