Slices | Jul 28, 2014
Explosions rocked a major hospital in the Gaza Strip on Monday, killing at least seven children. The Israeli military quickly denied responsibility, instead blaming "Gaza terrorists" for the explosions. The military had spent the night calling and texting residents of three neighborhoods in Gaza, warning them to leave their homes and move to middle of the city. Israel also says that four people have been killed and four more injured by mortar shells that landed in an Israeli community in the Gaza Strip.
Hopes that Hamas and Israel would be able to reach a cease-fire agreement ahead of the three-day holiday crumbled after the two sides were unable to agree on the terms. Reportedly, Hamas won't settle for less than the lifting of the blockade on Gaza, and Israel wants to continue in their efforts to destroy Hamas' tunnels during the truce ... Discuss