Gaza sees 4 rockets fired into Israel as 12-hour ceasefire ends

Gaza sees 4 rockets fired into Israel as 12-hour ceasefire ends

GAZA, July 26 (Xinhua) -- Just shortly after the UN-proposed temporary humanitarian ceasefire in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip ended late Saturday, unknown militants fired four projectiles from the coastal enclave into southern Israel, witnesses said as they saw smokes of the rockets being fired up.

No one claimed responsibility for the rocket attacks so far. According to Israeli Radio, the four rockets landed on Israel's southern area of Ashkol, and no injures have been reported.

The rockets were fired after Israel agreed to extend the 12- hour ceasefire until midnight to enable medical rescue teams and paramedics to pullout more corps from the rubble in southern Gaza.

There was no word from Hamas or other militant groups in Gaza over accepting the extension of the ceasefire for another four hours. However, a pro-Hamas website said "the ceasefire with the Zionist enemy ended," without saying whether Hamas would accept Israel's extension proposal.

Meanwhile, Ashraf al-Qedra, spokesman of the Hamas-run Health Ministry in Gaza, said rescue teams on Saturday pulled out corps of 130 Palestinians from the rubble of the flattened houses in Gaza.

He added that within the last 19 days of the Israeli offensive on the coastal enclave, about 1,030 Palestinians were killed and more than 6,000 others injured.