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Israeli Military Says 'Gaza Terrorists' Have Fired Multiple Rockets at Israel Despite News of Possible Cease-Fire


"Gaza terrorists have breached the ceasefire..."

SDEROT, ISRAEL - JULY 14: Israeli artillery smoke can be seen on July 14, 2014 at the Israeli-Gaza border. Israel's operation 'Protective Edge' has entered a seventh day as the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) continue to carry out massive airstrikes across the Gaza Strip with reports suggesting over 166 people have been killed, the majority of whom are civilians. Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images

UPDATE — 6:00 p.m. ET: Israel has struck suspected terror sites in Gaza:

The Israeli military said Wednesday that multiple rockets had been fired at Israel, despite news that a  temporary cease-fire had been extended for five more days.

"Gaza terrorists have breached the ceasefire & launched a rocket at Israel, hitting the Hof Ashkelon regional council," the IDF said via Twitter.

Later the Israeli military announced that another rocket was intercepted, while one more hit an open area.

Hamas has denied that its militants were responsible for the attacks, according to multiple reports.

Earlier, the head of the Palestinian delegation negotiating a truce with Israel said Hamas agreed to extend a cease-fire for another five days.

Azzam al-Ahmad said late Wednesday the cease-fire was meant to ensure a "positive atmosphere," while noting there had been "lots of progress" in the talks.

A Hamas official earlier said the truce had been extended for 72 hours.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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