Gaza militants fire rockets after Israel extends truce

A Palestinian holds clothes and bullets which witnesses said were left behind by Israeli forces in...

A Palestinian holds clothes and bullets which witnesses said were left behind by Israeli forces in the Shejaia neighbourhood, that according to residents was heavily hit by Israeli shelling and air strikes during an Israeli offensive, in Gaza City July 26, 2014. A 12-hour humanitarian truce went into effect on Saturday after Israel and Palestinian militant groups in the Gaza Strip agreed to a U.N. request for a pause in fighting and efforts proceeded to secure a long-term ceasefire moved ahead. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

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, Last Updated: 8:27 AM ET

Air raids sirens sounded in southern and central Israel on Sunday, warning of incoming rocket fire, hours after Israel had agreed to extend a humanitarian ceasefire.

Israeli media reported a couple of the rockets landed in open areas and another was intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system.

Israel extended a humanitarian ceasefire in the Gaza Strip that took effect on Saturday, but Hamas, which dominates the coastal enclave, said it would only accept the truce if Israeli troops left the territory.

One soldier was killed by a mortar that struck Israel overnight, the military said.


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