Truce talks between Israel and Hamas collapsed on Tuesday afternoon after three rockets were fired from Gaza and exploded in open areas near Be’er Sheva. Following the rocket fire, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recalled the Israeli delegation from Cairo, and instructed the IDF to resume attacking targets in the Gaza Strip. Sources in Gaza reported that Israeli warplanes struck farming areas near Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip, in the Zeitoun neighborhood to the east, in the Almasder village east of the Alamaazi refugee camp in the central Strip, and in Khan Younis to the south. So far, no casualties were reported. Hamas termed the strikes as an “Israeli breach of the truce.”
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