Gaza conflict: Ceasefire stalls as fighting continues


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A 24-hour humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza has collapsed with both Palestinian militants and Israel continuing their offensives.

Hamas said it authorised the ceasefire to mark the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, but militants continued to fire missiles, and Israeli attacks also resumed.

Efforts for a permanent ceasefire have also stalled, after the attempt on Friday by US secretary of state John Kerry, Israel rejected that plan, saying it was too soft on Hamas.

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu says his country will do what it must to defend its people.

Despite ongoing negotiations, there is no sign of a comprehensive deal to end the conflict.

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.

However, Amani Inshasi, a teacher in…

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