Rockets continue to hit southern Israel


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Rockets continued to hit southern Israel despite a second cease-fire agreement.

A long-range Grad rocket landed near Beersheba on Sunday, the fourth rocket to land in Israeli territory since the new cease-fire by the main Palestinian factions, brokered by Egypt, was announced on Aug. 26. 

On Saturday, a Kassam rocket hit the Negev, and on Aug. 26 in the hours following the start of the cease fire, two rockets hit in the Negev and the Ashkelon area. None of the rockets caused fatalities.

A truce announced a week earlier, on Aug. 21, lasted less than 48 hours. That truce came after 100 Grad and Kassam rockets were fired into Israel from Gaza, following a coordinated terrorist attack on civilian vehicles near Eilat.

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