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2014 Gaza Conflict Gaza Israel

10 Gazans killed 4 hours into ceasefire

1 Aug, 2014

Gaza officials and Palestinian media say at least 10 people have been killed and 15 wounded around four hours into the 72-hour ceasefire period. Health Ministry official Ashraf al-Kidra and Gaza police spokesman Ayman Batniji say Israeli tanks shelled the eastern part of the town of Rafah in the south of the enclave shortly before 1000 local time, 0200 Eastern Standard Time. The Israel Defense Forces says a heavy exchange of fire has erupted in the area.