Food aid convoy for 150,000 people enters Gaza

A United Nations World Food Programme convoy carrying food for 150,000 people has entered Gaza for the first time since 2007, it has been announced.

The aid reached the Rafah crossing from Egypt after a seven-hour drive from Alexandria, the organisation said.

An open-ended ceasefire between Israel and Hamas has so far held, with both sides claiming victory after the seven-week conflict.

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Residents search rubble of destroyed block in Gaza

Residents of a large tower block that was destroyed in an Israeli air strike have been searching the rubble for belongings today.

The remains of a residential tower that was destroyed by an Israeli air strike Credit: REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

The 13-floor apartment block - which residents say was purely civilian housing - collapsed completely following the strike last night.

Israel says the building was being used as a command centre by Hamas militants.

Palestinians collect their belongings from under the rubble Credit: REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

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