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Hamas and Israel agree five-hour Gaza ceasefire
« on: July 17, 2014, 02:16:01 AM »
Hamas and Israel have both agreed to respect a five-hour ceasefire in Gaza after nine days of fighting.

The Israeli military said it would stop firing from 10:00 to 15:00 (07:00-12:00 GMT) on Thursday to allow residents in Gaza to stock up on supplies.

Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zukhri later confirmed that his group would also stop rocket attacks in that time.

Officials in Gaza say Israeli raids have left 220 Palestinians dead. Hamas rocket attacks have killed one Israeli.

Israeli army officer Brig Gen Yoav Mordechai told BBC Arabic that the ceasefire had been requested by the UN and other international organisations.

An Israeli military statement warned that Israel would respond "firmly and decisively" should Hamas launch attacks during the ceasefire window.

More plus video report: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-28334219
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Re: Hamas and Israel agree five-hour Gaza ceasefire
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2014, 05:28:28 AM »
The Associated Press ‏@AP 1m

BREAKING: Israel police: 2 rockets fired from Gaza during humanitarian cease-fire.

Welp - that lasted all of 28 minutes.
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