Israel: Gaza militants fire rocket despite truce

AP News
Posted: Aug 27, 2011 5:27 AM
Israel: Gaza militants fire rocket despite truce

The Israeli police say Gaza militants have launched a rocket into southern Israel despite a new cease-fire.

Police spokeswoman Luba Samri says one rocket landed in an open area on Friday night. There were no injuries.

Palestinian militants from Gaza on Thursday called their second truce in less than five days to try to end more than a week of hostilities with Israel.

The escalation started earlier in August with an incursion by Gaza militants who crossed from Egypt and staged an attack in southern Israel.

The military said Friday that one of the eight Israelis killed in that incident died by friendly fire.

Gaza militants have since fired over 160 projectiles, killing one Israeli and wounding 20. Retaliatory Israeli airstrikes killed 26 Palestinians.