Smoke billow following an Israeli airstrike in Rafah, in the southern of Gaza Strip August 19, 2014. (AFP Photo/Said Khatib)
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Israel said militants fired rockets from Gaza Tuesday in violation of a truce and that it struck back with attacks in the Palestinian enclave, fighting that put talks in Cairo on a long-term cease-fire in jeopardy.There was no word from Israel whether the move spelled the collapse of indirect talks with the Palestinians on ending the Gaza war and charting the territory's future.Three rockets struck southern Israel, near the city of Beersheba, the military said, nearly eight hours before a cease-fire -- extended by a day Monday -- was due to expire.The Palestinians want Egypt and Israel to lift their blockades of the economically-crippled Gaza Strip that predated the Israeli offensive launched on July 8 after a surge in cross-border rocket fire by Hamas.Israel has said it killed hundreds of Gaza gunmen in the fighting.
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