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Israeli assaults resume in Gaza neighborhood, two-hour truce collapses

Reuters , Sunday 20 Jul 2014
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A Palestinian man evacuates a wounded woman following what police said was an Israeli air strike on a house in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip 20 July 2014. (Photo:Reuters)
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Assaults resumed against Gaza in the neighborhood of Shejaia on Sunday less than an hour after a short-lived "humanitarian truce" was agreed to allow the evacuation of wounded from the area.

Israel had agreed to observe an immediate two-hour humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza's Shejaiya neighbourhood, halting a blistering bombing campaign in the area.

Israel's military claims its forces were shot at shortly after the two-hour truce, facilitated by the Red Cross, had begun at 1:30pm (1030 GMT), and that it had resumed combat operations. Hamas had no immediate comment yet on Israeli allegations it had breached the ceasefire.

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