Middle East

Rocket sirens sound in south Israel after truce: media

A Palestinian man walks by buildings heavily damaged by Israeli strikes in Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza Strip, Saturday, July 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

BEIRUT: The sound of sirens warning of incoming rockets returned to southern Israel Saturday evening, moments after 8 p.m., the original cutoff of a 12-hour humanitarian truce, according to Israeli newspaper Haaretz.

The Israeli military reported that three mortar bombs fired from Gaza hit Israel.

The Israeli Cabinet announced Saturday evening that it would extend the humanitarian truce, brokered by international powers the night before, for an additional four hours until midnight, but Hamas has not announced a similar move.

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