Israel resumes combat operations against Hamas
Heavy fighting was reported in Gaza on Friday as Israel's military resumed combat operations against Hamas after accusing the Palestinian militant group of violating a temporary truce by firing towards Israeli territory, Paralel.Az reports citing Reuters.
The seven-day pause, which began on Nov. 24 and was extended twice, had allowed for the exchange of dozens of hostages held in Gaza for hundreds of Palestinian prisoners and facilitated the entry of humanitarian aid into the shattered coastal strip.
A number of people had been killed and injured by Israeli raids and shelling.
The Israel military confirmed its jets were striking Hamas targets in Gaza.