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No ceasefire has been agreed but fighting is reported to have died down in the Gaza Strip. The lull in the violence came at the start of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.
The United Nations Security Council has called for an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza strip to allow for the delivery of humanitarian aid. The Council said the truce should be immediate and unconditional.
US President Barack Obama has urged Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu to work for a sustainable ceasefire, as the death toll mounts in Gaza. Netanyahu said Israel must put security first.
Israel and Hamas have resumed fighting. Each side blames the other for the failure to uphold the 24-hour truce, Israel saying Hamas never stopped firing, and Hamas saying Israel isn't committed to peace.
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.
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.
Israel has complied with a UN request to extend a humanitarian ceasefire for a further 24 hours. The Islamist militant group Hamas, though, has rejected the terms of the truce.
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