Barrage of rockets from Gaza to southern Israel halts

March 12, 2012 02:21

There was a lull in the consistent barrage of rockets that had been fired from Gaza into Southern Israel over the past three days late Sunday night, and Palestinian sources in Gaza reported that there had been no IAF strikes in recent hours, according to Army Radio.

The halt in violence came as Hamas announced on television that Israel had informed Egypt it would stop IAF strikes in Gaza at midnight, according to Israel Radio.

Palestinian terrorists have fired over 160 rockets into Israeli territory since the beginning of the escalation Friday.

The announcement would mark the first ceasefire since Israel assassinated the Popular Resistance Committees leader Zuheir Qaisi.

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