Palestinian rocket attacks continue despite truce agreement
Two major Palestinian militant groups said they will have no intention of stopping their attacks
against Israel despite the cease fire deal agreed this morning.
The ongoing rocket attacks by Hamas and Islamic Jihad tempered hopes for a
lasting truce, which was meant to end five months of deadly clashes.
The rockets have landed in open fields so far and caused no injuries.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met with his security chiefs and ordered
them to send their forces to the Gaza border area by early afternoon to prevent
further rocket attacks, according to Palestinian security officials.
Lt. Gen. Abdel Razek Almajaydeh, an Abbas security adviser, said the security
forces had almost finished deploying.
``The instructions are clear. Anyone violating the national agreement will be
considered to be breaking the law,'' he said.