Sunday, August 10, 2014

Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip continue, killing 24 Palestinians. Palestinians fire rockets into Israel, with 2 hitting Sderot and starting a small fire. There are no injuries. Iron Dome intercepts 2 rockets over Ashdod. In the West Bank, IDF troops shoot and kill a Palestinian child in al-Fawar r.c. nr. Hebron. There are no significant clashes at the time, and the Military Police Corps announces it is opening an investigation. (AFP, AP, HA, JP, MNA, REU, YA 8/10; PCHR 8/11)

Via mediators, reps. of Israel and the Palestinian delegation agree to a new 72-hour cease-fire to begin at midnight local time.Israeli officials tell the media that a delegation will head to Cairo to discuss a long-term cease-fire if the 72-hour truce holds. Hamas leader Mish‘al reiterates Hamas’s demand that ending the blockade must be a part of any long-term deal and Hamas spokesperson Abu Zuhri says that the new talks will be the “last chance” for a deal. (AFP, AP, HA, JP, MNA, REU, YA 8/10)