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Rocket fire targets southern Israel hours before temporary cease-fire deadline
Rockets were fired from Gaza Wednesday night two-hours before themidnight deadline toSunday’s 72-hour cease-fire, as the IDF enhanced its troop presence along the border preparing to once again wage war against Hamas in Gaza.
One rocket launched by terrorists in the Gaza Strip struck open territory in the Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council, the IDF confirmed. No damage or injuries were reported.
At around 9:45 p.m., more than two hours before the end of the 72 hour ceasefire, rocket sirens sounded in Ashkelon and surrounding areas, including towns and moshavim in the Yoav Regional Council, Lahish Regional Council, Hof Ashkelon Council, and elsewhere.
A Hamas spokesman denied on Wednesday any rockets had been fired from the Gaza Strip at Israel, after a rocket launched from the territory landed in southern Israel.
Spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said Hamas “denies there was any rocket fire at the occupation this evening”, referring to Israel.