3 Gaza rockets strike Israel: Army

JERUSALEM (AA) – Three rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip into southern Israel on Tuesday, the Israeli army has said.

“Three rockets launched from Gaza hit the Be’er Sheva area in southern Israel,” army spokesman Peter Lerner said on Twitter.

No injuries, however, were reported.

The alleged rocket fire comes despite a temporary ceasefire – set to expire midnight Tuesday – between Israel and Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip.

The ceasefire followed a month of devastating Israeli attacks on the besieged Gaza Strip, which have left more than 2000 Palestinians dead – the vast majority of them civilians – and more than 10,000 injured.

At least 64 Israeli troops, meanwhile, have been killed in ground combat in the Gaza Strip, while three Israeli civilians were killed by rockets fired from the Palestinian enclave.

Since 2007, the coastal strip – home to some 1.8 million Palestinians – has reeled under a crippling Israeli blockade that has badly affected the local economy and played havoc with residents’ livelihoods.


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