Israel accuses Hamas of violating truce deal – military operations resume

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Israel’s military has resumed combat in Gaza after accusing Hamas of violating the seven-day truce.

A spokesperson for Israel Defence Forces said: “Hamas violated the operational pause and in addition fired toward Israeli territory.”

The military said its fighter jets are currently striking Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip.

IDF spokesperson Daniel Hagari said multiple rockets had been launched from Gaza towards Israel.

The ceasefire was due to expire at 7am local time (5am UK) on Friday – with Israel Defence Forces claiming it was “ready” and willing to continue military operations.

A total of 79 Israeli hostages have been released by Hamas over seven consecutive days, with hundreds of Palestinians freed from prisons in exchange.

Israel claims around 125 men are still being held hostage.

International mediators – including diplomats from Qatar, Egypt and the US – had been working to extend the temporary truce.

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