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Israel, Palestinians both frustrated by 'useless' truces
Israel, Palestinians both frustrated by 'useless' truces

Frustration mounted as both Israel and Palestinian militants ignored each other's unilateral truce declarations Sunday, casting doubt on international efforts to bring the deadly warfare in the Gaza Strip to an end. After initially approving a 24-hour "humanitarian window" requested by the United Nations, Israel declared shortly after 10 a.m. Sunday that it was resuming its offensive, citing "incessant rocket fire" from Gaza by Islamist fighters. Hamas spokesman Sami abu Zuhri said the militia would not accept a truce that allowed Israeli troops to remain in Gaza and also demanded that tens of thousands of Palestinians displaced by 20 days of fighting be...