No lasting truce
· New ceasefire in Gaza breached within hours ·
U.N. Speaks of war crimes by both sides
The ceasefire proposed by the United
Nations and the
In a joint statement, Washington and the U.N. announced having received assurances from both sides that raids and rocket launches would be stopped, if only temporarily. “We urge all parties to act with restraint until this humanitarian ceasefire begins, and to fully abide by their commitments during the ceasefire”, the joint statement read.
Previously Israeli raids and bombings of suspected Hamas positions had expanded, with many deaths, mostly among the civilian population. Seventeen Palestinians, ten from the same family, were killed in one attack before the start of the ceasefire. As of Friday morning at least 1,1456 Palestinians had lost their lives since the Israeli offensive began, among them 324 children. Israeli losses were at approximately 60, and Israeli media were reporting the possible kidnapping of an Israeli soldier. The army limited its comments to a “disappearance” during battle.
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