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Israeli army says 2 rockets fired from Gaza

/ 11:41 AM August 08, 2014

An Israeli army officer walks near a Merkava tank as it advances towards the Israel Gaza border Gaza Strip, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

JERUSALEM — The Israeli army says that two rockets have been fired from the Gaza Strip just hours ahead of the expiration of the 72-hour ceasefire that ended a month of violence.

The rockets fell into an open area in southern Israel and caused no casualties, the army said early Friday. There has been no immediate Israeli response.

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The rockets threaten to unleash a new round of violence after a month of fighting that has claimed nearly 1,900 Palestinian lives and 67 from Israel.

Indirect talks between Israelis and Palestinians were taking place in Cairo to extend the cease-fire, but Hamas representatives had threatened to resume fighting if their demands to end the blockade on Gaza in place since 2007 were not met.

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