Palestinian militants lobbed more rockets and mortars into Israel early Tuesday even after the two sides agreed to a cease-fire mediated by Egypt.
While there seemed to be consensus that a cease-fire deal had been reached, each side appeared to have a different interpretation of what the agreement entailed.
Daoud Shehab, a leader with the Palestinian miliant group Islamic Jihad, said, a truce began at 1 a.m. local time, but was based on the condition that Israel wouldn't carry out targeted killings. Amos Gilad with the Israeli Defense Ministry said that was never a part of the deal.
The Israeli military said suspected militants fired three rockets and mortars into Israel early Tuesday.
"There is an understanding, at the moment the direction is toward calm and it appears, unless there are last minute developments, that this round is now behind us," Homeland Defense Minister Matan Vilnai said Tuesday on Israeli radio.
The cease-fire agreement was reached with the help of Egyptian mediators, an Egyptian intelligence official said.FULL STORY