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Hamas Fires Rocket Barrage Moments Before Ceasefire

Hamas fires a barrage of rockets just minutes before midnight, when a new 72-hour ceasefire took effect.
By Elad Benari
First Publish: 8/11/2014, 12:28 AM

Rocket barrage from Gaza
Rocket barrage from Gaza
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Hamas terrorists fired a barrage of rockets towards Israel, including Tel Aviv, just before midnight on Sunday night, when a new 72-hour ceasefire went into effect.

Just before midnight, residents of the Gush Dan region in central Israel reported hearing a loud explosion. Hamas later claimed it fired a long-range missile towards Tel Aviv.

Officials confirmed that a rocket indeed exploded in an open region, causing no physical injuries or damages.

Earlier, five rockets exploded in a community outside the Eshkol Regional Council. There were no physical injuries or damages.

As well, the Iron Dome anti-missile system intercepted two rockets over the city of Kiryat Malachi.

Two rockets were intercepted over Ashdod and another one was intercepted over the Merhavim Regional Council.

There were no physical injuries in any of the attacks.

Israel confirmed earlier Sunday evening that the 72-hour truce will go into effect at midnight. According to Channel 2, the Israeli delegation will head to Cairo for talks Monday morning, if the fire from Gaza does indeed cease and the night is a quiet one.

Hamas played a double game Sunday, with its negotiators reportedly agreeing to a ceasefire in Cairo, and its terrorists in Gaza launching missiles at Israel. Israel insists that it will not negotiate under fire, but Hamas appeared to be trying to make it do so anyway.