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JERUSALEM, (AFP) – Gaza militants fired two rockets into Israel early Tuesday without causing injuries, the army said.

One of the projectiles damaged a fence at a kibbutz collective farm and another fell into an open space, a spokesman said.

It was the latest violence to shake tenuous ceasefires that Israel and Hamas announced on January 18 ending a devastating 22-day war by the Jewish state on the impoverished territory.

Both Israel and Gaza militants have violated the ceasefires since, with gunmen firing rockets and the army carrying out sometimes deadly air raids.

Egypt has been brokering talks to bolster the ceasefires into a long-term truce, but so far no agreement has been reached.

On Monday a leader of the radical Islamic Jihad militant group told AFP that the Hamas rulers of Gaza had detained several members in the enclave and made them sign an agreement to stop firing rockets into the Jewish state.

A Hamas spokesman in Gaza declined to comment on the report.

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