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Egypt truce failure gives Israel leeway in Gaza

Israeli soldiers stand in a camp during an army deployment along Israel's border with the Gaza Strip on July 15, 2014Israel’s acceptance of a short-lived Egyptian truce which was rejected by Hamas, has set the scene for a much broader operation in Gaza, including a limited ground incursion, analysts say. Although the ceasefire plan unveiled by Cairo did not lead to an end to the latest round of violence, Israel’s agreement to hold its fire for six hours — even as Hamas militants continued firing rockets over the border — won it some room for manoeuvre. “In the eyes of the world, Israel took a risk and gave a real chance to a ceasefire, while Hamas chose to continue fighting. This gave Israel renewed credit, including credit to expand the operation,” wrote Yoav Limor in pro-government freesheet Israel Hayom.

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