Day 44: Rocket fire stops; IDF told to prepare for ground incursion

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Jerusalem-take-cover-e1408485908427-635x357Hamas says Israel tried to kill Mohammed Deif; US blames Hamas for ending truce; 50 rocket attacks on center and south; Israel strikes Gaza, pulls out of talks for long-term ceasefire


he Times of Israel is liveblogging events as they unfold through Wednesday, August 20, the 44th day of Operation Protective Edge. Hamas breached a truce on Tuesday afternoon with a rocket salvo at Beersheba, prompting Israel to quit the Cairo negotiations on a long-term ceasefire. Rocket fire and IDF counter-strikes intensified later Tuesday and overnight. (Tuesday’s liveblog is here.)

You can also follow @TOIAlerts on Twitter  — we’re live-tweeting all the updates there as well.
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