Surprise: Rockets fired at southern Israel hours before temporary ceasefire deadline

Rockets were fired from Gaza Wednesday night two-hours before the midnight deadline to Sunday’s 72-hour cease-fire, as the IDF enhanced its troop presence along the border preparing to once again wage war against Hamas in Gaza.

One rocket exploded in open territory in the Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council. No damage or injuries were reported.

At around 9:45, over two hours before the end of the 72 hour ceasefire, rocket sirens sounded in Ashkelon and surrounding areas, including towns and moshavim in the Yoav Regional Council, Lahish Regional Council, Hof Ashkelon Council, and elsewhere. T

Meanwhile, Palestinian sources said a press conference expected to be held by the Palestinians delegation in Cairo at 9:30 p.m. had been delayed until further notice while Egyptian negotiations were trying to reach an agreement to extend the temporary cease-fire by 72-hours after its expire at midnight.