Israel has intensified its bombing of Gaza, destroying the headquarters of the Hamas government in the city and dozens of other buildings. A ground offensive might be imminent
The Israeli military have said they will resume fighting after the Islamist militant group Hamas violated a humanitarian ceasefire. Hamas had rejected the terms of the ceasefire in the first place.
The militant group Hamas has announced that it has agreed to a 24-hour humanitarian truce. This came as heavy fighting raged in the Gaza Strip after Hamas broke a previous humanitarian ceasefire observed by Israel.
Israel has confirmed it will observe a brief ceasefire in the Gaza strip for humanitarian reasons. A Hamas statement earlier said the group had agreed to the temporary cessation of violence.
EU, US and Mideast diplomats have called for an extension of the 12-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip. Medics have found scores of bodies in the Gaza rubble, pushing the Palestinian death toll above 1,000.
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