Israelis were assessing the damage after three days of rocket attacks from Gaza on Monday, as seen in the southern Israeli cities of Ashkelon and Sderot. Four Israelis were killed in the strikes, while at least 25 Palestinians were killed after Israel responded with air raids on the Gaza Strip.
«Hamas and The Palestinian Islamic Jihad who initiated this, who were the aggressors in this latest... Еще round of violence, fired almost 700 rockets over a period of 48 hours aiming those rockets specifically at civilians», said Jonathan Conricus, a spokesperson for the Israeli army.
A ceasefire between Israelis and Gaza came into force at 01:30 GMT on Monday. Officials in Gaza said that Egypt and Qatar helped to reach the agreement. There has been no confirmation from the Israeli side so far.