Israel entered day 28 of Operation Protective Edge in Gaza on Monday, after scaling back its offensive over the weeeknd.
The IDF unilaterally declared a 7-hour humanitarian cease-fire late Sunday, which went into effect at 10 A.M.
This follows the Israeli security cabinet's decision to no longer attempt to reach a truce agreement through negotiations with Hamas and the Palestinian factions in Gaza.
The Palestinian death toll in the Israeli operation has passed 1,800. More than 9,000 have been wounded, the Gaza health ministry said. Rights groups have estimated that more than 10,000 houses have been destroyed in the Israeli offensive. Sixty-four IDF soldiers have been killed in action. http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/1.608723