Israel was hit with another volley of rockets launched by Gaza militants, despite reports that Egypt was working to secure a truce between Israel and the Islamic Jihad that would halt all rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip effective Sunday night.
Earlier Sunday, Channels 10 and 2 cited an unnamed Egyptian official who claimed Cairo was hard at work to obtain a new ceasefire, claiming that the sides had agreed to hold their fire as of Sunday night.
However, as many as three rockets were fired into Israel later than 10 P.M., all of which hitting open field in the Eshkol regional council near the Strip.
Fresh attacks came as Israeli security officials indicated that they had decided to reopen Israel’s Kerem Shalom border crossing on Monday to allow the entrance of goods into the coastal enclave after keeping it closed throughout Sunday.
Sources indicated that the decision reflected an official estimation that the current round of violence was nearing its end.
Earlier Sunday, Israel was hit by a fresh volley of rockets launched by militants in the coastal enclave, an attack which, in turn, came after the Israel Defense Forces struck a squad en route to launch a projectile into Israel’s south, killing one militant.
A fragile truce had already been declared earlier in the day, after Egypt reportedly managed to convince Islamic Jihad to lay down its arms.
Overall, militants in Gaza have fired dozens of rockets at Israel in recent days.