Israeli Authorities Expect Fighting With Hamas to Escalate

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No new fighting has been reported in southern Israel as a shaky truce came into force on Monday, ending several days of IDF attacks and Gaza rocket fire. Israeli defense authorities said the forces along the border would remain on high alert. While the IDF, Islamic Jihad and Hamas seem to be abiding by a truce reportedly brokered by UN officials to Israel, IDF sources expect the break in fighting to be short-lived. “We succeeded in postponing a large-scale conflict with Hamas but that conflict is likely inevitable,” said a senior officer on Monday.