Smoke billows following an Israeli air strike in Rafah in the southern of Gaza Strip, on August 19, 2014. (Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90)
A day after Israeli planes bombed targets in the Gaza Strip following rocket fire at southern Israel, Hamas blamed Israel for the latest escalation, demanding it be forced to meet ceasefire agreements.
“The Israeli escalation is in breach of the ceasefire terms, and the occupation is responsible,” Hamas official Ismail Radwan was quoted as saying Thursday by Israeli news site Ynet.
The airstrikes came a few hours after rockets were shot at southern Israel from the Gaza Strip Wednesday night, sending residents hurrying to bomb shelters for the second time in a little over a week…