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Israel resumes Gaza airstrikes: TV

  • An Israeli soldier directs a Merkava tank, at an army deployment area near Israel's border with the Gaza Strip, on July 17, 2014.(AFP/MENAHEM KAHANA)

BEIRUT: The Israeli air force resumed airstrikes Thursday on the Gaza Strip after the expiration of a five-hour truce, Al-Mayadeen television reported.

The Israeli military said it had launched mortar attacks on Gaza after a soldier was wounded in an explosion, but has not confirmed any airstrikes since the beginning of Thursday's humanitarian cease-fire.

Live TV coverage had shown two rockets being launched from the Gaza Strip into Israel right after the truce expired at 3 p.m.

The Israeli army said that a rocket attack from Gaza had hit Ashkelon.

Israel and Hamas are negotiating a new, comprehensive cease-fire to begin Friday at 6 a.m.

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