The Palestinians said Tuesday they had reached agreement with Israel on a “permanent” halt to seven weeks of bloodshed in and around Gaza although Israel was silent on the claimed deal.
Israeli jets bombed targets across Gaza early Thursday, retaliating to Palestinian rocket attacks in spiraling violence that left a truce extension teetering on the brink of collapse.
Israel and Gaza militants resumed cross-border attacks on Friday, after a three-day truce expired and Egyptian-brokered talks on a new border deal for blockaded Gaza hit a deadlock.
A three-day truce between Israel and Hamas has expired after indirect talks in Cairo on new border arrangements for the blockaded Gaza Strip hit a deadlock.
Israel’s security cabinet has approved a four-hour extension of a temporary truce in Gaza, prolonging an initial 12-hour ceasefire until midnight, Israeli television reported on Saturday.