Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed his country will not tolerate the firing of rockets from Gaza into Israeli terrority. He has even threatened to expand operations despite warnings from regional leaders.
The leaders of the Palestinian Hamas and Fatah factions are expected to meet in Gaza in an attempt to finalize reconciliation efforts and to pave the way for elections.
In a raid on a ship allegedly bound for the Gaza Strip, the Israeli navy has seized rockets it claims to be from Iran. Israel said the weapons were destined for Palestinian militants, adding the evidence was "clear cut."
The Israeli government hit back at Gaza militants who fired more than 30 rockets into southern Israel without causing casualties. Visiting British premier David Cameron condemned the barrage.
A Palestinian militant group has said that a two-day exchange of rocket strikes with Israel has been ended with a truce. The fighting was the worst witnessed between the two countries since late 2012.
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