By Michel Rose PARIS (Reuters) - Pro-Palestinian protesters clashed with police in central Paris on Saturday when thousands of marchers defied a ban by French authorities to rally against Israel's offensive in the Gaza Strip. French interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve warned organizers in a television address that they would be held responsible for any clashes and could be prosecuted for ignoring a ban that was confirmed by the country's top administrative court. TV footage showed a minority of demonstrators wearing balaclavas and traditional Arab keffiyeh headdresses throwing projectiles at riot officers after two hours of peaceful protest. By 1700 GMT (13:00 EST), most demonstrators had been evacuated from the square and order restored.
GAZA (Reuters) - Militants resumed firing rockets into Israel from Gaza around two hours after the end of a 12-hour ceasefire, the armed wing of Islamist group Hamas said. Israeli police said warning sirens sounded across the country as rockets were fired as far as the Tel Aviv area. Israel had said it would extend the truce, which began at 8 a.m. (0100 EST), by four hours, but Hamas said it had not agreed to this. (Reporting by Nidal al-Mughrabi and Ori Lewis; Writing by Ori Lewis; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)