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Three-day truce between Israel, Hamas takes effect
Three-day truce between Israel, Hamas takes effect

A three-day cease-fire between Israel and Hamas meant to end a 4-week-old war in the Gaza Strip took effect Tuesday morning, as Israel declared it had rooted out all infiltration tunnels its troops had found. Fire continued right up to the 8 a.m. ceasefire deadline (5:00 GMT) with multiple rockets launched at southern and central Israel as well as the Jerusalem area. Palestinians reported Israeli strikes around 15 minutes before the cut-off. The last of Israel’s ground forces were to be withdrawn from the Palestinian enclave at the start of the ceasefire. “We will be redeploying in defensive positions outside of the Gaza Strip and we will maintain these defensive...

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