After a heated night along the Gazan border with at least 30 rockets fired from Gaza towards Israel, there is a day of calm. While Hamas announced that there was an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire with Israel, Israel’s Foreign Minister, Israel Katz, denied that there was a ceasefire and the Israeli Defense Forces remain on high alert.
IDF fighter jets on Tuesday morning attacked additional terrorist targets in a military compound belonging to the Hamas terrorist organization in Dir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said.
Haaretz reports that after the night of rockets, Israel and Gaza signal willingness to keep a cease-fire. However, both sides are primed for renewed aggression ■ Bomb shelters opened across Israel ■ Air force hits Hamas chief offices and multiple other targets ■ Rockets fired at border communities from Gaza
March news updates on:
- JUDEA AND SAMARIA
- ROCKET FIRE
- ISRAEL’S SOUTH
- DEVELOPMENTS IN THE GAZA STRIP
- THE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY (PA)
In a testimony delivered on Monday morning at the United Nations, top American general Lt. Col. Geoffrey S. Corn (ret.) and renowned British commander Col. Richard Kemp refuted a U.N. Human Rights Council report released that accuses Israeli soldiers of “war crimes” and “crimes against humanity” on the Gaza border.
Joining a panel of four experts hosted by independent human-rights group U.N. Watch, Corn and Kemp accused the Commission of Inquiry (COI) of promoting false claims in its report, and warned diplomats and member states that the biased report will only further incentivize Hamas’s exploitation of Gazans and increase the chance that other illicit armed groups may be used against Israel, the United States and its allies in the future.