Hamas ceasefire in Gaza stalls
July 27, 2014 6:45 pm
A 24-hour ceasefire announced by Hamas in Gaza appears to be stalling, with both Palestinian militants and Israel continuing their offensives.
Hamas fired more rockets into Israel, accusing it of failing to abide by the ceasefire.
Israel rejected the truce, PM Benjamin Netanyahu saying: “Israel will do what it must do to defend its people”.
More than 1,030 Palestinians, mostly civilians, and 43 Israeli soldiers and two Israeli civilians have been killed.
A Thai national in Israel has also died. The Gaza health ministry on Sunday revised the number of dead down by 30 after some relatives found missing family members.
The latest developments further undermined hopes that Saturday’s humanitarian truce observed by both sides could be extended.
That 12-hour pause enabled Gaza residents to gather supplies and retrieve bodies buried under the rubble.