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Hamas test-fires rockets escalating tensions with Israel

Hamas test-fired missiles toward the sea in the Gaza Strip in a warning to Israel that the calm along the border might not last.
A ball of fire is seen following an Israel airstrike at Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip early on June 27, 2020. - Two rockets were fired from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip towards Israeli territory on June 26, the army said. It was the first reported rocket fire from the Gaza Strip since early May. (Photo by SAID KHATIB / AFP) (Photo by SAID KHATIB/AFP via Getty Images)

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Hamas’ military wing, Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, test-fired eight medium-range missiles into the sea of the Gaza Strip on Aug. 10.

Many Palestinian and Israeli pundits considered the missile launching as a warning to Israel that Hamas is heading for a military confrontation should the Israeli blockade on Gaza remain in place, as Hamas claims that Israel is failing to uphold truce understandings reached in October 2018. 

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