Israel-Gaza ceasefire strained by rockets and air strikes

israel has launched fresh air strikes on militant targets after renewed rocket-fire from Gaza, as a day-old ceasefire is put under strain.

Palestinian media said missiles hit sites belonging to the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) group early on Friday, injuring two people.

It comes after five rockets were fired at israel on Thursday following the ceasefire declaration by the PIJ.

Fighting flared after Israel killed a PIJ commander on Monday.

Israel said Baha Abu al-Ata was a “ticking bomb” who was behind a planned imminent attack and responsible for recent rocket-fire from Gaza.

More than 450 rockets and mortars were fired at Israel, and several waves of air strikes carried out on Gaza in two days of violence.

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The violence was worst between Israel and Gaza for several months

The fighting left 34 Palestinians dead and 111 injured, while 63 Israelis needed medical treatment.

Israel said 25 of the Palestinians killed were militants, including those hit preparing to launch rockets.

In the deadliest incident, a family of eight was killed in an air strike on a house in Deir al-Balah, in central Gaza, hours before the ceasefire was…

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