- “All warfare is based on deception!” – Sun Tzu, The Art of War
- Gaza Rockets and Israeli Army Strikes Continue Despite Reports of a Cease-fire
by Yaniv Kubovich, Bar Peleg, Jack Khoury an Noa Landau, https://www.haaretz.com/
Gaza factions say they won’t respond if Israel ceases ■ Bomb shelters opened across Israel ■ Air force hits Hamas chief offices and multiple other targets ■ Rockets fired at border communities from Gaza.
After a rocket from Gaza hit central Israel Monday, the Israeli air force launched an offensive striking Hamas targets in the Strip. Seven people were wounded Monday in the early morning after a house north of Tel Aviv was hit by a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip, prompting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to cut short his visit to Washington and return to Israel.
Local councils and cities near the Gaza border as well as in central and northern Israel opened bomb shelters in preparation for responses to the offensive.
Tuesday, 08:20 A.M.
Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan tells Israeli army radio “we will continue to exact a very heavy price from Hamas for its attacks on Israeli citizens, and that’s why all rumors and heresay of a cease-fire are incorrect.”
Erdan says it is clear Hamas seeks a truce, but that Israel will not relent its offensive until the objectives are reached.