Gaza militants fire 3 rockets despite truce call

The Israeli military says Gaza militants have fired three rockets at Israel since the deadline passed for the start of a ceasefire proposed by Egypt.

The attack came shortly after Israel on Tuesday morning accepted the Egyptian truce proposal, which Gaza's Hamas rulers swiftly rejected.

Under the Egyptian plan, hostilities were to halt by 9am local time.

The military says three rockets were fired at empty lands near the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon. The military says they caused no casualties or damage.

Fire consumes a field close to greenhouses on a farm in the Israeli Mediterranean coastal city of Ashkelon after a rocket fired by Palestinian militants from the Gaza Strip landed there, on July 15, 2014.

A relative touches the head of four year old Sara Sheik el Eed in the morgue of the al-Najar hospital in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip.

Militants in the Gaza Strip have launched more than two dozen rockets at Israel, after they rejected an Egyptian-proposed truce with Israel. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned that his government will resume and intensify the Gaza offensive if Hamas and other armed groups in the Strip do not stop firing rockets and reject the proposed truce.

Israeli bomb disposal experts inspects the damage inside a shed following a mortar attack by militants from the Gaza Strip on the southern Israeli kibbutz of Nir Am.

Soldiers of the Israeli Home Front Command through a smashed window during the clean-up operation at a home damaged in a missile strike in the southern Israel town of Ashdod.

Palestinian doctors treat Sara Sheikh el-Eid, a 9-year-old Palestinian girl who was wounded in an Israeli air strike on her family house, at the Najar hospital in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip.

Male relatives cry as they hold the body of four-year-old Sara Sheik el Eed during her funeral outside Rafah, southern Gaza Strip.

A female member of the Sheik el Eed family faints during the funeral of her two sons and granddaughter outside Rafah, southern Gaza Strip.

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