Israel declares seven-hour ceasefire in Gaza

  • Israel declared a seven-hour ceasefire in Gaza even as global condemnation grew over the attack on a United Nations school that killed at least ten people. 

    This is the eighth temporary break in fighting in the conflict. Peter Lerner, the Israeli army spokesperson, said Israeli forces had minimized the threat posed by Hamas’s tunnel network and “caused substantial damage” to it. 

    Hamas said it distrusted Israel’s motives behind the declaration of a unilateral ceasefire.


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