Two Israeli soldiers killed during combat in Gaza

Two Israeli soldiers have been killed during fighting in Gaza, Israel's defence force said.

Two more Israeli soldiers have died in the conflict. Credit: Reuters

The deaths increase the Israeli death toll to 39, including 37 soldiers and two civilians.

Some 865 Palestinians, most of them civilians, have been killed in the 19-day conflict.

Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 12-hour humanitarian ceasefire starting from 0800 Israeli time (0500 GMT) today.