Israel’s Operation Protective Edge In Gaza – Live Blog

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Hamas breaks the cease fire, Israel defends itself and fires back rockets. Pray for Israel.

Jerusalem Post

Thursday, July 17    

4:10 p.m. Code Red rocket alert sirens sound in the Ashkelon Coast Regional Council.

4:04 p.m.  Two rockets fired from the Gaza Strip into southern Israel landed in the Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council on Thursday. No injuries were reported in the attack.

3:48 p.m. Code Red sirens sound in Sderot and Ashkelon Coast Council.

3:43 p.m. Rocket falls  in Beersheba. No injuries or damage reported.

3:40 p.m.  Two rockets land in the Eshkol Regional Council. No injuries or damage were reported in the attacks.

3:19 p.m. Code Red rocket alert sirens sound in the Ashkelon Coast Regional Council and the Eshkol Regional Council.

2:59 p.m. Code Red rocket alert sirens sounded in Ashkelon and the Ashkelon Coast Council on Thursday afternoon, just as the 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. UN humanitarian cease-fire was ending. A rocket was later discovered in Ashkelon  There were no immediate reports of injury in the attacks.

2:55 p.m. An Israeli official said Israeli senior representatives at talks in Cairo had accepted an Egyptian proposal for a comprehensive Gaza cease-fire starting on Friday, but Israel’s leaders still had to approve the deal.

The official, who earlier said that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s decision-making security cabinet had agreed to the truce, later told Reuters the forum had not yet voted and was still examining its details. In Gaza, there was no immediate comment from Hamas or other Palestinian groups on a permanent cease-fire.

2:19 p.m.  An IDF soldier was lightly injured during an operational activity near southern Gaza. The IDF responded with mortar fire.

1:50 p.m. The BBC reports that Israel and Hamas have agreed to an Egyptian proposal for a cease-fire that would put an end to the ten-day offensive in the Gaza Strip. The cease-fire reportedly is set to go into effect on Friday at 6 a.m., but neither Israel nor Hamas has confirmed that an agreement has been reached.

12:10 p.m. Three rockets fired from the Gaza Strip landed in the Eshkol Regional Council  despite the UN humanitarian cease-fire. No injuries or damage were reported in the attack.

12:00 p.m.  Code Red rocket alert sirens sounds in the Eshkol Regional Council despite the UN humanitarian cease-fire.

11:57 a.m. Damages from Gaza hostilities to Israeli businesses have reached NIS 345 million through eight days of Operation Protective Edge, the Israel Manufacturers Association said. 

10:00 a.m. Five-hour humanitarian cease-fire goes into effect. 

9:54 a.m. Code Red siren sounds in the Eshkol Regional Council.

9:40 a.m. Communities in the Eshkol Regional Council area which had been on lockdown in the wake of the attempted terrorist tunnel infiltration from Gaza on Thursday morning were given the all clear to resume routine operations.