2 Rockets Hit Israel Before Ceasefire Ends


rocket-attack-israelHamas is apparently not waiting for a 72-hour ceasefire to expire at 8:00 a.m. on Friday morning. The “Red Alert” incoming rocket siren was heard in the Eshkol region of southern Israel shortly after 4:00 a.m. early Friday.

Arutz Sheva reports that the IDF said that two rockets exploded in open regions in the area. There were no reports of physical injuries or damages.

“Just now, two rockets fired from Gaza hit southern Israel. No injuries reported,” the army said in a text message. “Terrorists have violated the ceasefire,” it added on its official Twitter site.

Earlier today, Matzav reported that Hamas threatened to renew its rocket fire on Israeli civilian targets at the ceasefire conclusion. Hamas spokesman Moussa Abu Marzouk stated that “There is no agreement on the extension of the truce,” the Cairo-based Hamas member wrote on his Twitter feed. Another spokesperson for the group, Ismail Radwan, said “there is not extension to the calm. We have yet to receive a response to the demands.” He was referring to Hamas’ conditions presented at the Cairo ceasefire negotiations. However, Al-Arabiya is reporting that a deal to extend the current lull by an additional three days had been reached.

Israel has reportedly agreed to extend the current ceasefire, as indirect Israel-Palestinian negotiations over extending a truce in Gaza are currently underway in Cairo.

{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau}