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.
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