Sirens sound in Israel after Gaza ceasefire due to take effect

August 26, 2014

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Sirens warning of rocket attacks continued to sound in southern Israel on Tuesday after a Gaza ceasefire was due to take effect, and an Israeli military spokeswoman said the army was checking whether any rockets had landed in Israel.

Egyptian and Palestinian officials said the truce was to take effect at 7 p.m. (12.00 p.m. EDT).

(Reporting by Ari Rabinovitch; Editing by Alison Williams)