Hamas Threatens to Step Up Attacks as Israel-Gaza Border Ignites

File photo: A rocket fired from a civilian area in Gaza towards civilian areas in Southern Israel.

(From NBC News)

The militant group controlling the Gaza Strip pledged to step up attacks if Israel continued “its aggression” as both sides exchanged fire in a flare-up that threatened to derail painstaking truce-efforts on Tuesday.

The threat from Hamas came as the Israeli military said it was carrying out a “wide-scale strike on military targets throughout the Gaza Strip” and Palestinians kept up their most intense rocket fire on Israel since the 2014 Gaza war.

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