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Israeli fire kills Palestinian medic in Gaza
August 10, 2018
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GAZA CITY: A Palestinian medic was killed by Israeli fire during clashes along the Gaza border on Friday, the health ministry in the enclave said.

 
The death of Abdullah Al Atati along the border in southern Gaza came amid heightened tensions, a day after a deadly flare-up between the Israeli army the territory's Hamas rulers.
 
Palestinian political sources said agreement had been reached to end all rocket fire into Israel and air strikes on the Gaza Strip from around midnight (2100 GMT) on Thursday.
 
There was no Israeli confirmation but there were no fresh strikes overnight.
 
Thursday had seen extensive Israeli raids in retaliation for the launching of more than 180 rockets and mortar rounds by Hamas and its allies on Wednesday night.
 
Three Palestinians were killed in the Israeli strikes, including a mother and her 18-month-old daughter, while seven Israelis were wounded by Palestinian rocket fire as hundreds took refuge in bomb shelters.
 
It was one of the most serious flareups since the 2014 Gaza war and followed months of escalating tensions.
 
Late on Thursday, an Israeli air raid flattened a five-storey building which hosted a cultural centre in Gaza City but which the army said was used by Hamas security forces.
 
The Israeli security cabinet and the Hamas leadership met separately on Thursday, with the truce offer brokered by Egypt and the United Nations on the table.
 
Neither Israel nor Hamas officially confirmed any truce had gone into effect, although that has also been the case with previous informal arrangements.
 
 
Agencies 

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