16 November 2012

Egypt: Bombs On Gaza to Cease for Egyptian PM Visit

Explosions reported after Israeli military offers conditional halt to strikes during Hesham Qandil's solidarity meeting. ( Resource: Ceasefire Collapses as Egypt PM Visits Gaza

Gaza Strip — Egypt's Prime Minister Hisham Kandil arrived in the Gaza Strip on Friday, to show support to Palestinians, after Israel struck at more than 130 targets overnight, while militants fired 11 rockets from Gaza.

Israel said it would cease fire during the visit if Hamas did too. But rockets fired from Gaza hit several sites in southern Israel and the Israeli air force responded with an attack on the house of Hamas's commander for southern Gaza, a Hamas source said.

At least 18 Palestinians and three Israelis have been killed since Israel began its offensive on Wednesday.

Israel killed a Palestinian military leader on Wednesday, and started drafting 16,000 reserve troops, sparking intense violence and rumours of an invasion.

Ads by Google

Copyright © 2012 Tunis Afrique Presse. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.