Talks Halted After Rockets Land in Israel

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from The Wall Street Journal,

Israel Retaliates, and Recalls Delegation From Cairo.

Israel suspended talks with Palestinian factions in Cairo after three rockets from the Gaza Strip landed in southern Israel, breaking a cease-fire aimed at allowing negotiators to broker a long-term truce.

The Israeli military said the rockets struck open areas around the city of Beersheva on Tuesday afternoon, with no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

Within minutes of the rocket fire, the military said it retaliated with airstrikes against militant targets in Gaza and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recalled the Israeli delegation from Cairo. Gaza’s health ministry said five people were injured in the strikes, including three children.

The rocket fire was the first to land in Israel in six days, and it threatened to undermine a calm in the fighting which has lasted just over one week.

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