Israel-Hamas Cease-Fire Ends In Bloodshed After Less Than Three Hours

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A Palestinian official says Israeli shelling has killed at least 27 Palestinians in southern Gaza as an Israel-Hamas truce unraveled less hours after coming into effect.

Health Ministry official Ashraf al-Kidra told The Associated Press that more than 100 Palestinians were wounded as a result of the Israeli shelling on Friday in and around the town of Rafah.

The three-day cease-fire, announced by the U.S. and the U.N. hours earlier, took effect at 8:00 a.m. Friday after heavy fighting that killed 17 Palestinians and five Israeli soldiers.

The Israeli military says Gaza militants have fired eight rockets and mortars at Israel since the cease-fire began, one of which was intercepted.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)


WITN

275 E. Arlington Blvd. Greenville, NC 27858 252-439-7777
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 269519451 - witn.com/a?a=269519451
Gray Television, Inc.