On Tuesday, Palestinian militants launched rockets from Gaza into Israel, directing retaliatory air strikes and breaking a day-long pause in cross-border skirmish between Israel and Hamas that could bring a marked effect on the Israeli election which is just two weeks away.
The greatest Israeli-Palestinian intensification in months, which started on Monday with the longest-range Palestinian rocket assault to create casualties in Israel in five years, had allayed after Egyptian arbitration.
However, if the crisis dwindles, it could outline the approaching Israeli election on 9th April in which right-wing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has crusaded on a tough security platform. In the wake of Palestinian rocket onslaught and Israeli air attacks, Israel stated that it hold the right to attack again and kept its troops and tanks gathered at the Gaza frontier.
On Tuesday, the border was mostly quiet and the military removed its security limitation in the area. However, after darkness set in, at least two rockets were fired from Gaza, which activated sirens on the Israeli side of the border. There were no reports of calamity or damage. In answer, the Israeli military stated that its aircraft attacked many targets, which include a military compound and a weapons-manufacturing facility that belonged to the Hamas rebel group, which is governing the Palestinian enclave of Gaza.
The fire exchange was less severe than Monday’s fighting. Israel answered to the initial rocket assault on Monday with a line of strikes on Hamas targets and Palestinian militants launched dozens of rockets into Israel.
A senior Israeli official stated that there is no truce agreement and fighting could start at any point of time.
Netanyahu in a satellite address delivered from Tel Aviv to the pro-Israel U.S. lobby group AIPAC in Washington stated that his country is prepared to do more. They will take any measures to protect people and the nation.
Hamas and the Islamic Jihad militant group, who was also a part of the fighting, stated that Egypt had mediated a truce. In past acceleration that ended with Egyptian orchestration, Israel refused it had agreed to a truce with groups it considers as terrorists.