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Gaza rocket hits Israel ahead of truce deadline: police

A picture taken from the Israeli side of the Israel-Gaza Border on August 10, 2014 shows an Israeli Merkava tank rolling along the border. AFP PHOTO/DAVID BUIMOVITCH

JERUSALEM: At least one rocket fired from Gaza struck Israel late Wednesday, just two hours before the expiry of a 72-hour truce which Israel had offered to extend, police said.

"A rocket hit an open area in Shaar HaNegev regional council without causing casualties or damage," police spokeswoman Luba Samri told AFP referring to a district in southern Israel.

An army spokeswoman confirmed there were "sirens and rocket launches" but was unable to say how many had hit southern Israel.

 

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