Hamas fires 30 rockets minutes before ceasefire

Minutes before the agreed 72-hour truce was to go into effect Tuesday at 8 a.m., Hamas fired 30 rockets at Kiryat Malachi, Ashdod, Kiryat Gath, Maale Adummim, Efrat, Greater Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and western Negev. Iron Dome intercepted six. Fragments fell in southern Jerusalem, although no siren sounded. A rocket also hit a Palestinian building in Beit Sahur between Bethlehem and Hebron. Another exploded and caused damage in one of the Gush Etzion settlements. IHamas fired a total of 3,300 rockets during the month-long Israeli counter-terror operation. The first two hours of the ceasefire have been quiet.

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