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Dozens of Kassam rockets hit southern Israel the day before a truce was expected to go into effect.

One of at least 40 rockets fired Wednesday from the Gaza Strip struck a house in Sderot. Another hit a greenhouse in the western Negev. Several mortars were also fired into Israel.

The attacks came shortly after the Israeli government confirmed that it accepted the terms of an Egyptian-mediated cease-fire with Hamas set to go into effect Thursday morning.

Palestinian gunmen also fired on engineers working near the border fence. In response, Israel closed the Nahal Oz fuel depot.

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