A temporary truce between Israel and Gaza militants during a visit by Egyptian Prime Minister Hesham Kandil quickly crumbled Friday, as Palestinians lobbed rockets as far north as Jerusalem and Israeli aircraft responded to the barrage with renewed airstrikes.
Warning sirens sounded for a second day as in Tel Aviv, and for the first time in Jerusalem, with Israel’s military confirming that a missile had landed somewhere outside the ancient Jewish capital. No details were available.
Inside Gaza, the Palestinian death toll rose to 21, including a young child whose lifeless body was viewed at the hospital by Kandil and Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh.
An Israeli military spokesman said ground troops were gathering near the southern border to prepare for a possible invasion which, deputy foreign minister Danny Ayalon warned, could come as soon as this weekend if the rocket fire does not stop.Continue Reading on www.washingtonpost.com