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Panic in Gazan district amid air strikes and shelling

There has been panic in the southern Gazan district of Khan Younis amid shelling from Israeli tanks and air strikes, ITV News International Editor Rageh Omaar reports.

Palestinians have fled from the site of shelling attacks near the southern Gaza city of Khan Younis.
Palestinians have fled from the site of shelling attacks near the southern Gaza district of Khan Younis. Credit: ITV News/Paul Tyson
ITV News International Affairs Editor Rageh Omaar surveys the damage.
ITV News International Affairs Editor Rageh Omaar surveys the damage. Credit: ITV News/Paul Tyson
Rageh Omaar described the destruction as being
Rageh Omaar described the destruction as being Credit: ITV News/Paul Tyson

UN: Palestinians must reaffirm ceasefire commitment

Palestinians look at an unexploded Israeli shell that landed near Deir Al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip.
Palestinians look at an unexploded Israeli shell that landed near Deir Al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip. Credit: Reuters

The United Nations has urged Palestinian parties to reaffirm their commitment to a 72-hour Gaza ceasefire that came into force earlier but was soon broken.

UN Special Coordinator Robert Serry said an incident in the Rafah area of the Gaza Strip, in which two Israeli soldiers and a number of Palestinians were reportedly killed, would, if corroborated, constitute a serious violation of the ceasefire by Gazan militant factions.

Serry "urges the Palestinian parties to last night's understanding to urgently reaffirm their commitment to the humanitarian ceasefire" a statement said.

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Jack Laugher and Chris Mears take gold for England

England's Jack Laugher and Chris Mears have won Commonwealth gold in the men's synchronised 3m diving final.

Great Britain's Jack Laugher (top) and Chris Mears in the Synchro Springboard, during the FINA Diving World Series Event in April.
Great Britain's Jack Laugher (top) and Chris Mears in the Synchro Springboard, during the FINA Diving World Series Event in April. Credit: PA

The pair led from the second round to last, claiming victory ahead of Australian duo Grant Nel and Matthew Mitcham.

England's Nick Robinson-Baker and Freddie Woodward claimed bronze.

This is the second Commonwealth gold for 19-year-old Jack Laugher, who won his first in the 1m springboard diving on Wednesday.

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Israel: Soldier captured after Hamas violated ceasefire

Israel's military claims one of its soldiers was captured in Gaza "moments" after Hamas fighters broke a ceasefire in the region.

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This morning, Hamas fired at our forces in S. Gaza in violation of a ceasefire. We suspect that an IDF soldier was kidnapped moments later.

Israel Defence Forces (IDF) tweeted shortly after to say "extensive searches" are now underway in southern Gaza.

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We are conducting extensive searches in S. Gaza in order to find a missing IDF soldier. We suspect the soldier was kidnapped by Hamas today

Hamas: IDF soldier captured before start of ceasefire

Hamas claim an Israeli soldier was captured in Gaza before an agreed ceasefire even began.

Israel disputes the claim, as Senior News Editor Paul Tyson reports:

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#gaza ceasefire over before it began ? Hamas say captured Israeli soldier before 0800 start time. IDF deny.

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Hamas say Israeli soldier captured at 0630, IDF say 0930.

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Israeli soldier 'captured in Gaza tunnel ambush'

Destruction is pictured through the window of a mosque in Shejaia neighborhood, east of Gaza city.
Destruction is pictured through the window of a mosque in Shejaia neighborhood, east of Gaza city. Credit: Reuters

An Israeli soldier was apparently captured by Palestinian militants during a clash in the southern Gaza Strip today, an Israeli military spokesman says.

"[Israeli] forces operating to decommission an [infiltration] tunnel were attacked," the spokesman, Lieutenant-Colonel Peter Lerner said in a conference call with journalists.

"Initial indications are that a soldier has been abducted by terrorists during the operation."

Bowls heartbreak as England's women settle for silver

England's Sian Gordon plays a shot.
England's Sian Gordon plays a shot. Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

England took silver in the women's pairs bowls after a narrow defeat to South Africa in the final.

Jamie-Lea Winch and Natalie Melmore were left in tears after going down 20-17 in a match that saw both sides looking set to win at various points.

Meanwhile, Jersey's 24-year wait for a Commonwealth Games medal also goes on after Katie Nixon and Lindsey Greechan lost out to Ireland pair Barbara Cameron and Mandy Cunningham in the fight for bronze.

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