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Israel's intelligence chief says Hamas has taken advantage of a cease-fire agreement to plant land mines across large areas of Gaza.
Text of report by Hamas-backed newspaper Filistin on 5 July ["Dimensions" column by Khalid Walid Mahmud: "What Use Is the Calm if There Is No Commitment to it?"] Ever since the first moments of the implementation of the calm agreement between Hamas and 'Israel' questions have been repeatedly raised among most observers about the extent the Israeli side will continue to commit to the calm and implement its articles.
ll crossings between Israel and the Gaza Strip have been closed in response to this week's rocket attack, Israel Defense Minister Ehud Barak said.
By JOSEF FEDERMAN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JERUSALEM Palestinian militants fired three homemade rockets into southern Israel on Tuesday, threatening to unravel a cease- fire days after it began. Israel responded by closing vital border crossings into Gaza.
By Isabel Kershner Three rockets fired from Gaza on Tuesday struck the Israeli border town of Sderot and its environs, causing no injuries but constituting the first serious breach of a five-day-old truce mediated by Egypt between Israel and Hamas, the Islamic organization that controls Gaza.
JERUSALEM _ Islamic Jihad militants in the Gaza Strip fired three rockets into Israel on Tuesday, breaching a five-day old cease-fire after Israeli troops killed one of the Palestinian group's commanders in the West Bank. Israel responded to the rocket fire by shutting border crossings into Gaza.
JERUSALEM _ Palestinian militants fired three homemade rockets into southern Israel on Tuesday, jeopardizing Israel's six-day-old cease-fire with Hamas leaders in the Gaza Strip.
Israel's military said Sunday it has begun allowing a greater flow of goods into Gaza as the cease-fire between Israel and Hamas entered a fourth day.
By Isabel Kershner Taghreed El-Khodary contributed reporting from Gaza. * The prime minister and defense minister of Israel have agreed to an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire with Hamas for the Gaza area starting Thursday morning, Israel Radio reported Wednesday.
Palestinian militants fired 50 rockets and mortars toward Israel on Wednesday, and Israel responded with airstrikes in Gaza just hours before a truce was to take effect, illustrating how fragile the cease-fire would be. "I hope it will succeed," Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said.
- A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.