Israeli partial ceasefire gets under way in Gaza Strip

Aug 04, 2014, 7:31 AM EDT
Israeli soldiers return from Gaza on August 3, 2014 near the border with Gaza, Israel. As Operation Protective Edge enters its 27th day, a large amount of Israeli ground troops are believed to have left the Gaza Strip.
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A seven-hour "humanitarian window" announced by Israel has come into effect in parts of Gaza. A senior Israeli military official said the ceasefire would not apply to the town of Rafah and that Israeli troops would respond if they were attacked. Palestinian officials have accused Israel of breaking the truce with a strike on a house in Gaza City. The Israeli announcement came after a attack near a UN-run school in Gaza on Sunday sparked international outrage. Palestinian officials said at least 10 people died in the attack on Sunday.
Background:
Gaza conflict: Israeli partial ceasefire under way [BBC]
Palestinians accuse Israel of breaking seven-hour Gaza truce [Reuters]

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