Humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza begins

Israeli army reservists stand near an armoured vehicle in the Gaza strip.
Israeli army reservists stand near an armoured vehicle in the Gaza strip. Credit: Reuters

The humanitarian ceasefire between the Israeli military and Hamas has started in Gaza.

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