Ceasefire Over: Israel Strikes Again After Rocket Fire

Attacks come hours before ceasefire's planned end

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted Aug 19, 2014 9:19 AM CDT

(Newser) – The temporary Gaza ceasefire was broken today when three rockets landed in Israel, its military says, per the AP; the reported attack prompted new Israeli airstrikes within minutes. The rockets landed in fields near Beersheba, southern Israel; no one was hurt, officials say. An Israeli official says the military's new strikes are targeting "terror sites," the BBC reports. The attacks came hours before the scheduled end of the current ceasefire, the New York Times notes, adding that it's not certain who was behind the latest rocket attacks.

In this Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gives  a news conference in Jerusalem.
In this Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gives a news conference in Jerusalem.   (AP Photo/Jim Hollander, Pool, File)
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