May 29, 2018 / 8:40 PM / 6 months ago

Reports of Gaza ceasefire untrue: Israeli official

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Reports that Israel and Palestinian militant factions have agreed a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip were denied on Tuesday by an Israeli official.

“The report about a ceasefire is incorrect,” said the official, who declined to be named.

Palestinian militants launched their heaviest barrages against Israel since the 2014 Gaza war on Tuesday and Israeli aircraft struck back, in a surge of fighting after weeks of border violence.

Writing by Ori Lewis; Editing by Mark Heinrich

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