Gaza Fighting Continues After 3-Hour Break

Militant rocket fire breaks lull, Israel says
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 7, 2009 12:45 PM CST
Palestinians read leaflets dropped by an Israeli aircraft over their houses in Rafah refugee camp, southern Gaza Strip, today.   (AP Photo)
camera-icon View 2 more images

(Newser) – Fighting resumed in Gaza today after a 3-hour ceasefire, the Times of London reports. The lull was broken by a rocket attack launched by Palestinian militants into the Israeli city of Beersheba, Israeli officials said. The Israeli military plans to halt fighting every day from 1-4pm (local time) to allow aid to reach civilians in Gaza.

Gaza residents looking to buy supplies flooded the streets during the ceasefire today. “Three hours is not enough,” one said. “We don’t have water, we don’t have electricity, we don’t have food.” The Red Cross said today that one of its paramedics was killed and two wounded when Israeli tank fire hit an ambulance over the weekend.