DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (NEWSnet/AP)Hamas on Sunday fired a barrage of rockets from Gaza that set off air-raid sirens as far away as Tel Aviv.  

The militants have continued to fire projectiles at communities near Gaza, but have not fired longer-range rockets since January. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

Earlier Sunday, aid trucks entered Gaza from southern Israel through a new agreement to bypass the Rafah crossing with Egypt, after Israeli forces seized the Palestinian side of it earlier this month. 

Egypt refuses to reopen its side of the crossing until control of the Gaza side is released to Palestinians. It agreed to divert traffic through Israel's Kerem Shalom crossing, Gaza's main cargo terminal, after a call between U.S. President Joe Biden and Egypt President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.

But that crossing has been largely inaccessible because of fighting linked to Israel's offensive in Rafah. Israel says it has allowed hundreds of trucks to enter, but United Nations agencies say it usually is too dangerous to retrieve aid on the other side.

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