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Civilians hit by fresh attacks as ceasefire unravels

Medics attempt to treat children and adults on the floor of Rafah hospital.
Medics attempt to treat children and adults on the floor of Rafah hospital. Credit: APTN

At least 40 Palestinians have been killed today by Israeli shelling today along with two soldiers as the ceasefire quickly unraveled.

Israel and Hamas accused each other of breaking the cease-fire, took effect at 8:00 am local time this morning. Fighting broke out less than two hours later.

A child injured on his abdomen by shrapnel is treated in a hospital in Rafah.
A child injured on his abdomen by shrapnel is treated in a hospital in Rafah. Credit: APTN

As fighting raged on, resident of Rafah fled their homes and ran for cover, whilst Rafah hospital was inundated with injured civilians, including children.

Read: Kerry says international community must 'redouble efforts' to end Hamas attacks


Teen weightlifter loses gold after 'positive drug test'

Teenage weightlifting gold medallist Chika Amalha has been stripped of her gold medal, according to Rob Harris, a sports reporter for The Associated Press.


Chika Amalaha's positive test is only known 1 of the Commonwealth Games so far. The 16yo Nigerian weightlifter's gold medal removed from her

Unicef: A quarter of Gaza's population displaced


A quarter of the population in #Gaza is displaced - 250,000 staying in #schools, 200,000 staying with relatives.


Unicef said a quarter of Gaza's population has now been displaced by the ongoing violence between the Israeli military and Hamas militants.

Gaza officials say at least 1,509 Palestinians, mostly civilians, have been killed and 7,000 wounded.


With the #ceasefire not holding in #Gaza, many more children may be killed. The violence has to stop, for the sake of #children.

Sixty-three Israeli soldiers have been killed and more than 400 hurt. Three civilians have been killed by Palestinian rockets in Israel.

Watch: Hammond says ceasefire collapse in Gaza 'extremely depressing'


Hammond: Ceasefire collapse is 'extremely depressing'

The quick breakdown of the ceasefire in Gaza is "extremely depressing," according to Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, but he said that ending suffering remained the top priority.

He said: "Diplomacy is never dead. We have always got to keep trying but it is obviously extremely depressing that this ceasefire that we've all worked so hard to get broke down so quickly."

Israeli soldier reportedly captured 'not a UK dual citizen'

The Israeli soldier apparently captured by Hamas militants this morning is not a UK dual citizen, according to the Reuters reporter in the region Dan Williams.

Earlier reports from Channel 4 News claimed Hadar Goldin was the British-Israeli cousin of Israel's defence minister.


Official word is pending, but so far British sources indicate the Israeli army officer believed captured in Gaza is not a dual UK citizen.


Captured Israeli officer's father asks the army to "turn over every stone" in Gaza to retrieve him.

Read: Every hour an innocent child dies in the Gaza conflict

Donald Trump Ebola tweet sparks outcry

US entrepreneur Donald Trump has sparked outcry on Twitter by suggesting that the US patients who contracted the Ebola virus in Liberia, should remain in the West African nation for treatment.


Stop the EBOLA patients from entering the U.S. Treat them, at the highest level, over there. THE UNITED STATES HAS ENOUGH PROBLEMS!

Within minutes of the inflammatory tweet, dozens of people criticised the American business tycoon.


@realdonaldtrump Donald, you and some of your petrified followers should really have researched all of this before speaking up.

However, some appeared to agree with the former presidential candidate and outspoken critic of President Barack Obama.

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