Netanyahu’s Security Cabinet Instructs IDF to ‘Act Forcefully’ Against Gaza Terror

A Palestinian woman hurls stones towards Israeli troops during a protest at the Gaza Strip's border with Israel, Monday, May 14, 2018. Israeli fire has killed dozens of Palestinians during mass protests along the Gaza border, marking the deadliest day of violence since a devastating 2014 cross-border war and casting …
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The Times of Israel reports: Wrapping up a four-hour meeting on Gaza, Israel’s high-level security cabinet on Thursday instructed the military to “continue acting forcefully” against terror groups in the Strip, amid an intense flare-up in violence over the last day that saw the worst exchange of fire since the 2014 war.

The statement from the senior government panel came as Al-Jazeera reported that an Egyptian-mediated ceasefire deal between Israel and Hamas had been reached and went into effect at 10:45 p.m.

An Israeli official swiftly denied the report and said no such deal had been clinched.

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