The Israeli army says that two rockets have been fired from the Gaza Strip just hours ahead of the expiration of the 72-hour cease-fire that ended a month of violence.

The rockets fell into an open area in southern Israel and caused no casualties, the army said early Friday. There has been no immediate Israeli response.

The rockets threaten to unleash a new round of violence after a month of fighting that has claimed nearly 1,900 Palestinian lives and 67 from Israel. […]