Israel strikes in Gaza despite cease-fire

[ 23/08/2011 – 10:46 AM ]

GAZA, (PIC)– Israeli warplanes carried out an air strike in central Gaza city Tuesday morning a day after Israel and the government in Gaza agreed to a cease-fire.

In the attack, a single missile was fired at vacant land near a gas station in the city’s Daraj district.

Although no injuries were reported, the impact smashed windows of nearby homes, and a state of fear prevailed among locals preparing for the next day’s fast.

It was the first rocket Israel launched after a truce was declared Monday afternoon.

Meanwhile, in a statement, Deputy Speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council Ahmed Bahar called on Palestinian factions to maintain national consensus, preserve the calm, and not to allow Israel drag the Palestinians into an escalation

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