Zee Media Bureau/Supriya Jha and Tarun Khanna
12 mortar shells fired at a kibbutz in southern Israel. No injuries reported http://t.co/6r7jjQgz2n
— Haaretz.com (@haaretzcom) August 25, 2014
Israel says its forces had stumbled upon a 102-page terrorist manual of Hamas in the town of Beit Hanoun in Gaza in late July. The manual reportedly contains instructions on how to handle explosives at home.
The death of Mohammed al-Ghul, a Hamas finance official was confirmed by Palestinian doctors.
Ghul "was an important Hamas actor who dealt with transferring funds to build terror infrastructure in Gaza, such as tunnels, and was a key target," Israeli army spokesman Major Arye Shalicar was quoted as saying.
Earlier today, we targeted Mohamed Al-Oul, the terrorist responsible for Hamas' financial transactions.
— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) August 24, 2014
“Hamas terrorists stationed near a school in Gaza fired a mortar yesterday that killed 4-year-old Daniel Tragerman,” Israeli Army said in a statement.
Khaled Meshaal claims Hamas does not target civilians. The same day a four year old is killed by a Hamas mortar. pic.twitter.com/gVPuCA6rqc
— PM of Israel (@IsraeliPM) August 24, 2014
He also said that the mission in Gaza will continue till its aim was achieved,
»The State of Israel will continue to stand with the civilized world in its war against extremist and violent Islam. http://t.co/X50DqW7l8l
— Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu) August 24, 2014
Even as Egypt and UN have been urging both the warring sides to return to the negotiating table, Israel and Gaza have continued escalating the cross-border fire that has entered Day 49 today.
More than 2100 Palestinians and 68 Israelis have died in Israeli strikes which resumed last week after the latest ceasefire was violated by Gaza.
Israel launched operation Protective Edge against Hamas on July 8 to halt rockets being fired from Gaza.
The latest ceasefire was broken last week after three rockets were fired towards Israel, prompting it to recall its negotiators from Egypt, which is trying to broker a longer-term ceasefire.