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  7/27/2014, Tammuz 29, 5774

Operation Protective Edge Hamas Continues to Fire Rockets Despite Ceasefire

Rockets sounded throughout the Coastal (Shefela), Ashdod, Ashkelon, Judea, and Sharon regions on Sunday morning, despite a "humanitarian ceasefire" between Israel and Hamas. Two rockets were shot down by the Iron Dome missile defense system Sunday morning; another two fell in open areas outside of Ashkelon. No hits, injuries, or damage were reported.

Israel announced late Saturday that it would extend a humanitarian ceasefire called on Saturday until Sunday at 9:00 pm. Since then, Hamas has fired no fewer than eight rockets on Israeli civilians, injuring two people.