Gaza rockets hit Israel as truce deadline looms

A Palestinian boy walks on the rubble of his destroyed home in the devastated neighbourhood of Shejaiya in Gaza City on August 7, 2014Two rockets fired by Gaza militants slammed into southern Israel before dawn on Friday, heightening fears that a 72-hour truce nearing its end would not be renewed. Israel had earlier said it was ready to “indefinitely” extend the ceasefire, due to expire at 0500 GMT on Friday. “Just now, two rockets fired from Gaza hit southern Israel. There has so far been no definitive announcement on the future of the ceasefire from Hamas, whose representatives and those of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) and Israel are in Cairo for talks with Egyptian mediators.

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