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WATCH: IDF Paratroopers engage Palestinian gunmen in Gaza
ByREUTERS
July 27, 2014 19:09
Fighting subsided in Gaza on Sunday after Hamas said they backed a 24-hour humanitarian truce.
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IDF paratroopers fight in Gaza. (photo credit:IDF)



The Israel Defense Forces released video on Sunday showing the Paratroopers Brigade engage Palestinian gunmen in the Gaza Strip.



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Fighting subsided in Gaza on Sunday after Hamas said they backed a 24-hour humanitarian truce, but there was no sign of any comprehensive deal to end their conflict with Israel.

Hamas said it had endorsed a call by the United Nations for a pause in the fighting in light of the upcoming Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr, expected to start in the next couple of days.

Some firing had continued after the time that Hamas had announced it would put its guns aside and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu questioned the validity of the truce.

"Hamas doesn't even accept its own ceasefire, it's continuing to fire at us as we speak," he said in an interview with CNN, adding that Israel would "take whatever action is necessary to protect our people."

Nonetheless, Gaza Strip residents and Reuters witnesses said Israeli shelling and Hamas missile launches had slowly quietened down through the afternoon, suggesting a de facto truce might be taking shape as an international efforts to broker a permanent ceasefire appeared to flounder.


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