- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 19, 2014

JERUSALEM — The Israeli military says it has carried out a series of airstrikes across the Gaza Strip in response to renewed rocket fire. There was no immediate word on casualties from the strikes.

In a statement Tuesday, the military accused Palestinian militants of violating a cease-fire and said it maintains “both defense and striking capabilities in order to address the renewed aggression.”

The airstrikes came minutes after Palestinian militants fired three rockets into Israel, breaking a temporary cease-fire and endangering negotiations in Egypt over ending a monthlong war between Israel and Hamas. Authorities said the rockets landed in open areas and caused no injuries.

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