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Ceasefire? Two More Rockets Explode in Southern Israel

Well after the beginning of the latest ceasefire, terrorists fire rockets into southern Israel.
By Elad Benari, Canada
First Publish: 8/27/2011, 12:14 AM

Despite the ceasefire that was announced by the Gaza-based terrorist groups on Thursday, terrorists fired two rockets at the southern Israel on Friday evening.

The two rockets exploded in open areas in the Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council. There were no physical injuries and no damage was done.

Earlier on Friday, a Grad rocket fired from Gaza landed in open land south of Ashkelon. No physical injuries or property damage were reported in the attack.

Hamas, the Islamic Jihad and the other terror groups in the Gaza Strip declared another ceasefire with Israel late Thursday night. The agreement was reportedly brokered by Egypt and the UN, and according to it, rocket fire from Gaza at Israel was to have stopped at 1:00 p.m. local time on Friday. Both the attacks on Ashkelon and on Sha’ar Hanegev happened long after that deadline passed.

The ceasefire announcement came after at least 17 rockets and mortar shells were fired from Gaza on Thursday evening. The rockets and mortars exploded in open fields in Eshkol, the Sha’ar HaNegev Regional Council, and south of Ashkelon.

The terror groups in Gaza have often declared ceasefires only to break them mere hours later. The latest round of also violence came after Hamas declared a ceasefire on Sunday evening.

(Arutz Sheva’s North American Desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)