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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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Sirens sound in Israel after Gaza ceasefire due to start

Sirens warning of rocket attacks in southern Israel sounded in the minutes after the Gaza ceasefire was due to take effect.

The Associated Press report that an Israeli citizen has died and two more were seriously injured in a flurry of rocket fire from Gaza into southern Israeli shortly before the ceasefire.

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