IDF’s Gaza simulation drill puts Hamas on notice

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited a southern Israeli town bordering Gaza on Tuesday that was pummeled with rockets from the strip over the weekend and told community leaders there that Israel is engaged in a "lengthy battle".

Hamas spokesman Abdel Latif Kanou said that the decision reflects Israel's "bad intention" and plan to "commit more crimes against the Palestinians".

Even after Hamas, the Palestinian group that runs Gaza, agreed to a cease-fire late on Saturday, incendiary kites and balloons have continued to float from Gaza into Israel setting off damaging fires to farmlands.

Israel also halved Gaza fishermen's zone to three nautical miles.

Bennett tweeted on Saturday night: "The formula according to which after two months of fires and hundreds of rockets on residents of the Gaza vicinity, Hamas dictates to us a ceasefire is a serious mistake".

A Palestinian official who spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity said Egypt and other worldwide players were holding contacts with Israel and Gaza to restore calm.

Palestinian factions, meanwhile, including Hamas, fired more than 100 rockets and mortar shells into southern Israel in response to Israel's airstrikes.

"Should they continue, these additional restrictions risk triggering a dramatic deterioration in an already fragile situation and desperate humanitarian conditions, particularly for the health sector", McGoldrick warned.

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Israel has further tightened its blockade on the Gaza Strip, preventing gas and fuel deliveries through its only commercial crossing with the Palestinian besieged enclave after scores of kites carried firebombs across the border to burn Israeli farmland.

Another Hamas spokesman, Hazem Qassem, also denounced the decision as a "crime", saying it was in violation of all worldwide laws and conventions.

The primary target of the IAF strikes Saturday was the Hamas battalion headquarters in Beit Lahia, in the north of the Strip, the army said.

Critics of the law, which passed with 43 votes in favor and 24 against in the 120-seat Knesset, said it was a blow to core democratic values like free speech and part of the Israeli government's effort to delegitimize rights groups and NGOs.

Israel says it is defending its sovereign border and accuses Hamas of using the protests as cover for attempts to breach the border fence and attack Israeli civilians and soldiers. Also Monday evening, Egypt announced that it would temporarily close the Rafah crossing in the wake of a technical malfunction.

Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip with an iron grip, is also leading its people to a dead end, orchestrating terror instead of building peace.

More than 130 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces in the protests. Israel says the naval blockade is necessary to protect its citizens from weapon smuggling.

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