The four hour “humanitarian” ceasefire announced by Israel went effect from 15:00 to19:00 hours Wednesday in parts of the Gaza Strip front, to permit both sides to evacuated injured. Hamas rejected the truce because it did not apply to all the Gaza fronts and sent rockets winging towards Ashdod and Ashkelon a few minutes after 15:00 hours. DEBKAfile: The IDF has not explained the truce decision.