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Officials: Toddler and woman killed by Israeli air strike

A two-year-old girl and a woman were killed by an Israeli air strike after the breakdown of the latest truce with Hamas, Palestinian health officials said.

Palestinians said Israel launched 35 air attacks, one of them on a house in Gaza City, which killed the woman and the child, which officials initially said was five.
Smoke rises from what witnesses say was an Israeli air strike in Gaza. Credit: Reuters

Officials said Israel launched 35 air attacks including the one on the house in Gaza city which killed the woman and child, who officials initially said was five.

Israel said it ordered retaliatory raids when militants violated a truce by firing rockets at Israel. The ceasefire had been set to expire at 10pm UK time.

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UN estimates 100,000 lost Gaza homes in recent weeks

The past weeks have seen the biggest displacement of people in Gaza since Israel occupied the territory in 1967, according to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency.

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Hamas fighters show off tunnel underneath Gaza

Clad in black and armed with assault rifles Hamas fighters showed a dimly lit passageway underneath Gaza to a Reuters reporter, photographer and cameraman.

The rare tour was granted in an attempt to dispute Israel's claim that it had demolished all of the group's border infiltration tunnels.

A masked fighter from Hamas's Izz el-Deen al-Qassam Brigades said: "We are speaking to you today from inside one of those tunnels, which Israel said it had destroyed. Our men are still operating in those tunnels prepared for all options."

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