IDF says 3 Gaza rockets land in Beersheba despite cease-fire
The IDF said Tuesday that three rockets fired from the Gaza Strip landed in open areas near Beersheba.
No injuries or damage were reported in the attacks. The attacks were not preceded by rocket alert sirens and the Iron Dome rocket defense system did not attempt to intercept the rockets.
The attacks came despite a temporary cease-fire between Israel and Hamas that was extended on Monday night and was not scheduled to expire until midnight.
Diplomatic sources said that in light of the rockets fired on the South and the violation of the cease-fire, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon instructed the IDF to resume its attacks on terror targets inside the Gaza Strip.
Israeli and Palestinian negotiators resumed indirect cease-fire talks in Cairo on Tuesday after the sides agreed to extend the temporary truce in Gaza for an additional 24 hours until Tuesday at midnight.
Hamas accused Israel of holding up an agreement that would put an end to the violence long-term.