A little under a year since the outbreak of the 50-day conflict between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas, the Egyptian-mediated truce still holds, but both sides are preparing for renewed hostilities.
Hamas fighters are training intensively in the Gaza Strip and detonating explosives right next to the border so they can be heard by local Israeli residents. Hamas is also building a road along the border that it says will be used for combat operations.
Meanwhile, the group’s rocket workshops are busy replenishing the stockpiles that were depleted or destroyed during the 2014 conflict. […]