Hamas Rejects Truce, Fires At Israel

(Fox News) Hamas said it fired five rockets at Israel late Saturday after rejecting Israel's offer to extend a 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire by four hours, casting new doubt on international efforts to broker an end to 19 days of fighting.

The terror group said two of the rockets were aimed at Tel Aviv. Police in Israel's second-largest city dispersed a peace rally attended by several thousand people because of the threat, a spokesman said.

Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said the group rejected Israel's proposal to extend an original 12-hour lull by four hours, until midnight (2100 GMT) Saturday.

Meanwhile, the Israeli military warned residents of areas where there had been heavy fighting against returning there.

Zuhri sent a text message to reporters Saturday, saying: "No agreement to extending the calm for an additional four hours."

Israel has let its own terms for the lull, saying it would continue demolishing Hamas military tunnels under the Gaza-Israel border.

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