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Militants fired six rockets into southern Israel and exchanged gunfire with troops in northern Gaza Sunday, hours after Israel declared a unilateral cease-fire in the Palestinian territory, an Israeli spokesman said.
The Qassam rockets were fired into Sderot at 9 a.m. -- seven hours after Israel's cease-fire went into effect. The rockets did not injure anyone, and Israeli aircrafts destroyed the rocket launcher soon afterward, an Israeli military spokesman said.
The gunfire exchange in northern Gaza occurred after Palestinian gunmen opened fire on Israeli forces, the Israeli military said. Troops returned fire.
Israel launched an offensive in Gaza just over three weeks ago, with the stated intent of stopping the barrage of rockets -- primarily the short-range homemade Qassam rocket -- fired from the territory into southern Israel by Hamas fighters.
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Originally posted by 44soulslayer
This is another blatant example of why Hamas is worse for the Palestinian people than Israel itself. If a lion attacks you, then begins to walk away, you don't go back and start fighting with the lion.
Originally posted by Agit8dChop
I dont understand how you can declare a ceasefire when youve got men, munitions and material deep inside enemy territory.
Are Israeli soliders just going to stand around not shooting at the enemy?
Its like the US putting soliders in Shiraz, and declare a truce with Iran.
It just doesnt work, the other people are going to shoot at you plain and simple.
Is anyone surprised Hamas is firing rockets? they declared they wouldnt agree to any ceasefire if israel was in Gaza.