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Who started the war in the Gaza Strip? A ceasefire was arranged by Egypt between Hamas and Israel in June 2008. On Nov. 4, 2008, Israel ground forces attacked Palestinians and destroyed tunnels they claimed were being used to prepare for the kidnapping of an Israeli soldier. (No proof, just their press releases, of course.) Nov. 5, Hamas responds and attacks the Israeli outpost where the Israeli assault started. Israel responds with air assault. Israel air assaults continue through Dec. 19 killing 20 Palestinians in t he period. Hamas declares cease-fire, that they had hoped to renew, ended. Dec. 27, 2008, Israel launches massive air strikes against civilian centers in the Gaza Strip killing 390 by this writing, mostly civilians.
Who broke the cease fire and started this conflict?
-- Ray Hanania