Gaza rocket hits Israel as humanitarian lull ends

Jul 17, 2014 8:26 AM by Cheryl Wengren

JERUSALEM (AP) - A five-hour cease-fire between Israel and Hamas has ended. And the Israeli military says a rocket fired from Gaza landed in Israel just as the cease-fire came to an end.

The halt in fighting was to allow Gaza residents to stock up on supplies and other necessities. Residents crowded banks, vegetable markets and shops, taking advantage of the break from 10 days of air strikes.

The truce was briefly thrown into doubt when Gaza militants fired three mortar shells toward Israel, but it appeared to be an isolated incident.


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