PREAMBLE: The Israel-Hamas conflict goes into its 31st day. A ceasefire held for a second day Wednesday, but it might now be wobbling.
Israel has offered to extend the original 72-hour truce beyond Friday morning. Hamas has not agreed, and some Hamas officials have been threatening to resume rocket fire.
Israel’s army chief, Benny Gantz, stressed earlier Wednesday that the IDF had struck “heavy blows” against Hamas, but that it would “act again” if necessary, and was deployed to be able to do so.