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Israeli tank shelling kills 18 Palestinians in single family

Israeli tank shelling has killed 18 Palestinians from the same family, shortly before a 12-hour humanitarian ceasefire came into effect, the Gaza health ministry said.

Eighteen members of the Al-Najar family had been trapped inside their house in Khuzaa village since Thursday, a health ministry spokesman said.

The deaths increased the number of Palestinians killed in the violence to 881.