Israel Reportedly Rejects Ceasefire Deal
Things are heating up, not cooling off
According to the Times of Israel, which is quoting Channel 2, which is citing Egyptian intelligence (yup), the latest draft of the ceasefire agreement between Israel and Hamas–mediated by Egypt– has been rejected. The press conference meant to announce the ceasefire has also been canceled.
Meanwhile, the Israeli death toll has risen to five after an IDF soldier and a Bedouin were killed earlier today in mortar attacks from Gaza. The rocket that struck a building in Rishon LeZion (see image above) was a Fajr-5 warhead loaded with 100 kilograms of explosives. Israel attacks on Gaza targets have continued through the night.
To quote many a commenter, if the ceasefire doesn’t happen tonight, which it doesn’t appear it will, things are likely to get much worse.
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