Israel resumes fighting against Hamas in the Gaza Strip

The truce has expired and has not been extended. The Israeli military has announced that it has resumed fighting against Hamas in Gaza and accuses the group of violating the ceasefire and attacking Israel. Bombings happen in the north of the Gaza Strip, and the Israeli army intercepted a rocket launched from the enclave, reports

The Israeli army said it had resumed fighting against Hamas in Gaza.

"Hamas violated the operational ceasefire and, in addition, fired into Israeli territory. The IDF has resumed the fight against the terrorist organization Hamas in the Gaza Strip,” the IDF said in a statement.

Explosions in northern Gaza Israeli military intercepts rocket fired from Gaza

UPDATE 7.15 The Israeli military's air defense system has intercepted a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip, just over an hour before the truce between Israel and Hamas expires, said on Friday morning. Israel Defense Forces, quoted by CNN. Gunfire and explosions were reported in northern Gaza, Reuters writes.

Israel's public broadcaster Kan, quoted by Reuters, reported that the sirens were the first to sound since the cease-fire that began on November 24 and has been extended twice.

Neither side has announced an extension of the truce.

Hamas has not yet commented, and the rocket launch has not been claimed.

The Israeli military said the Iron Dome anti-missile system intercepted the projectile.

The Shehab news agency, considered close to Hamas, reported that explosions and gunfire were heard in the northern Gaza Strip. Other Hamas-affiliated publications reported sounds of military aircraft and drones over Gaza City. There are currently no details.

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