1 Dec 2023

Israel-Hamas truce over as IDF says its intercepted missile fire

From Checkpoint, 6:08 pm on 1 December 2023

Israel's military says it has intercepted a rocket fired from Gaza.

There has been no claim of responsibility from Hamas for the launch but the IDF says its Iron Dome missile defence system had intercepted the projectile.

And air raid sirens are sounding in Israeli communities near the border for the first time since the truce seven days ago.

In the past few minutes, the ceasefire has officially expired.

It's estimated 6000 children are among those killed in the Israel-Hamas war; although the death toll is impossible to independently verify.

More than $1.1 million displaced people are now living in UN shelters.

And during the pause in fighting UNICEF has been trying to get 30 aids trucks a day into the territory.

James Elder works for the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund, and has been travelling through Gaza.

He describes the overwhelming mood in the area.

And a warning, listeners may find parts of our conversation confronting.