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Thursday 2 October 2014

'New rocket attacks from Gaza'

Published 19/08/2014 | 09:16

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Smoke rises after an Israeli strike hits Gaza City in the northern Gaza Strip. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas listens to Arab League secretary- general Nabil Elaraby during their meeting at his residence in Cairo (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)

The Israeli military says Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip have fired two more rockets into southern Israel.

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It says the rockets were intercepted and no one was hurt. But the barrage is the latest violation of a cease-fire that is set to expire in just over five hours.

Earlier, militants fired three rockets, sparking a series of Israeli airstrikes in retaliation.

The burst of violence has thrown Egyptian-mediated negotiations aimed at ending the month-long Gaza war into question.

The war has killed some 2,000 Palestinians, most of them civilians, and left tens of thousands more homeless. Sixty-seven Israelis have died, all but three of them soldiers.

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