Gaza rocket hits Israel ahead of truce deadline

Jerusalem - At least one rocket fired from Gaza struck Israel late on Wednesday, just two hours before the expiry of a 72-hour truce which Israel had offered to extend, police said.

"A rocket hit an open area in Shaar HaNegev regional council without causing casualties or damage," police spokesperson Luba Samri told AFP referring to a district of southern Israel.

An army spokesperson confirmed there were "sirens and rocket launches" and that one rocket had struck an open area in southern Israel north of the Gaza Strip.

An Israeli official told AFP shortly before the rocket attack that the Jewish state was willing to extend the ceasefire by another 72 hours, following a third day of intense talks with Egyptian mediators in Cairo.

A previous 72-hour truce crumbled last Friday with pre-dawn rocket attacks on Israel and with Hamas refusing to extend the ceasefire arrangement.

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Rui Obed Muchenga 2014-08-13 09:34:07 PM
@ list they ll go on protst in C T sam tim soon. Gud 4 em. # muslims
Teko Mohaeka 2014-08-13 09:35:26 PM
Sies
Mzolisi Dingilizwe 2014-08-13 09:35:34 PM
What now?disappointing. civilians are suffering
Back2StoneAge 2014-08-13 09:36:50 PM
So are we going to see 20'000 people marching in Cape Town tomorrow in support/celebration of these terrorist thugs breaking international ceasefire/peace agreement?
Sean RocknRolla Arenson 2014-08-13 09:38:04 PM
And once again HAMAS go against the CeaseFire. This is the 6th time during in the past month that they've done this. Yet everyone seems to back them up and march for their rights. Good to see news that supports Israel for a change!
Jamill Ahmed 2014-08-13 09:38:40 PM
Here we go again
Markie Crichton 2014-08-13 09:40:09 PM
Saw this post on the Daily Mail Facebook page, it does make one think - ______________________ Buddhists living with Hindus = No Problem Hindus living with Christians = No Problem Hindus living with Jews = No Problem Christians living with Shintos = No Problem Shintos living with Confucians = No Problem Confusians living with Baha'is = No Problem Baha'is living with Jews = No Problem Jews living with Atheists = No Problem Atheists living with Buddhists = No Problem Buddhists living with Sikhs = No Problem Sikhs living with Hindus = No Problem Hindus living with Baha'is = No Problem Baha'is living with Christians = No Problem Christians living with Jews = No Problem Jews living with Buddhists = No Problem Buddhists living with Shintos = No Problem Shintos living with Atheists = No Problem Atheists living with Confucians = No Problem Confusians living with Hindus = No Problem Muslims living with Hindus = Problem Muslims living with Buddhists = Problem Muslims living with Christians = Problem Muslims living with Jews = Problem Muslims living with Sikhs = Problem Muslims living with Baha'is = Problem Muslims living with Shintos = Problem Muslims living with Atheists = Problem MUSLIMS LIVING WITH MUSLIMS = BIG BIG PROBLEM MUSLIMS LIVING WITH HUMAN = VERY, VERY BIG PROBLEM !!!
Anita Zondagh 2014-08-13 09:46:56 PM
I hope Israel let them have it! Go Israel.
Kennedy Bunga 2014-08-13 10:02:15 PM
If their land was occupied it's because they started a war in protest of the 1948 UN two state agreed borders.
Viman Singh 2014-08-13 10:05:06 PM
Muslims cant live with themselves....they bombing themselves