The Israeli military offered a four-hour humanitarian ceasefire on Wednesday in some areas of the Gaza Strip, an army statement said.
"IDF (Israel Defence Forces) has authorized a temporary window in the Gaza Strip. The window will commence today between 15:00-19:00 (1200-1600 GMT).
"The humanitarian window will not apply to the areas in which IDF soldiers are currently operating," the statement said.
"The IDF will respond to any attempt to exploit this window to harm Israeli citizens and Israeli soldiers,” added the statement.