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  8/5/2014, Av 9, 5774

Israel Ready If Hamas Breaks Ceasefire

The IDF is remaining in a state of high alert should Hamas break yet another ceasefire.  A 72-hours ceasefire is set to go into effect at 8:00 a.m. (0500 GMT) this morning (Tuesday).

On Friday, the group violated a 72-hour ceasefire shortly after it went into effect, killing two IDF soldiers and kidnapping a third, and on Monday, Israel announced a seven-hour humanitarian ceasefire which Hamas took advantage of as well, firing rockets at southern Israel just two hours after the onset.

A substantial number of IDF forces are expected to remain in place to maintain the security of the Gaza Envelope communities and of the border.