Gaza Terr Pegs Out from Wounds as Truce Holds
A jihad boy died on Thursday of wounds sustained in an Israeli raid a day earlier as calm returned to the skies over Gazoo after a truce took hold, ending 72 hours of bloodshed.
As Gazoo began preparing for Eid al-Adha, which starts Friday, medical sources said 24-year-old Ahmed Hrzalla, a jihad boy with the Popular Resistance Committees (PRC) who was severely maimed in an air strike in Rafah, died of his injuries.
His death raised to eight the number of hard boyz killed in the flare up, four of them from Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason,' armed wing the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, and three from the PRC. The affiliation of the other dead jihad boy was not immediately clear.
Over the three-day period, gangs pounded Israel with more than 100 rockets -- more than 70 of which were fired on Wednesday alone, leaving two Thai workers severely injured.
Following a quiet night in which there were no reports of Israeli raids or jihad boy rocket fire on southern Israel, schools reopened in southern Israel and Paleostinians went back to work.
During the morning, the military said one rocket hit an open area without causing injuries or damage, but it had no knowledge of three rockets being fired shortly after dawn, as claimed in a statement by the Gazoo-based Mujahedeen Brigades.
And the Erez crossing between Israel and Gazoo was reopened, as was the Hamas-run checkpoint leading to the border in the northern Gazoo town of Beit Hanoun, officials said.
Late on Wednesday, Israeli and Paleostinian officials told Agence La Belle France Presse that an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire would go into effect at midnight (2200 GMT).
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