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“Hamas Fires Rockets on Israel After Egyptian 'Truce'”
by Arutz Sheva   
July 15th, 2014
Israel has accepted a cease-fire - but Hamas has not, lobbing rockets at Israel less than one hour after announcement.
Hamas terrorists fire rockets at Israel
Hamas terrorists fire rockets at Israel
Flash 90

Rockets have fired once again, in a large volley from Hamas in Gaza.

Sirens sounded for a third time in the Hof Ashkelon area, at roughly 11:45 am. 

Earlier, sirens rang throughout Sderot, Sha'ar HaNegev, Ashkelon, Ashdod, Hof Ashkelon, Beit Raban, Gan Yavne, Kannot, Kiryat Malachi, Be'er Tuvia, and the Eshkol region, shortly after 11:15 am. 

Sirens are sounding again at 10:36 am throughout the Eshkol region, after a volley of rockets fired less than one hour after Israel's Security Cabinet agreed to a cease-fire mediated by Egypt landed in open areas. 

Two rockets have hit in open areas. No injuries or damage were reported. 

Sirens sounded at roughly 10:00 am in Ashkelon, throughout the Eshkol region, and in communities near Gaza. Two rockets fell in open areas in the Eshkol region; no injuries or damage have been reported. 

Israel accepted the truce in a surprise move Tuesday morning, after Hamas categorically rejected the notion of a ceasefire Monday night. 

"A ceasefire without reaching an agreement is rejected. In times of war, you don't cease fire and then negotiate," Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum told AFP.

Hamas spokesperson Sami Abu Zahri reiterated this Tuesday morning.

"The idea of ​​disarmament is not subject to discussion," he said, adding that "the Palestinians are on occupied land, so it has a legitimate right to resist." 

Meanwhile, an IDF spokesperson indicated to Walla! News shortly after the rocket fire that - truce or not - the IDF may enter Gaza after the attack on the Eshkol region. 

"We are prepared to enter Gaza," he said. He added that the cease-fire agreement only stipulated that Israel would hold back fire if Hamas followed suit.

"All the options and related programs from Operation Protective Edge are still relevant," he added.

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