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August 9, 2014 5:02 pm

Israel Responds to Hamas Rockets as Mediators Seek Extended Cease-Fire Deal

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Rockets being shot from Gaza into Israel. Photo: Twitter.

Times of Israel – As efforts to forge a permanent ceasefire between Israel and Hamas made little headway in Cairo Saturday, Palestinian terrorists launched rockets at southern Israel, while the Israeli Air Force struck terror targets in the Gaza Strip in response

Hamas sources said five Palestinians were killed in 40 Israeli airstrikes on the coastal enclaves Saturday, as at least 24 rockets were launched from the Gaza Strip into Israel, bringing to 52 the number of projectiles launched at the Jewish state since a tenuous 72-hour truce was broken early Friday by Gazan militants.

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