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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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Cars and houses damaged in fatal Gaza mortar attack

This photo shows the aftermath of a mortar attack launched from the Gaza Strip which killed an Israeli child.

Aftermath of a mortar attack from Gaza in southern Israel Credit: Reuters

More than 80 rockets were fired from Gaza into Israel, wounding people at a synagogue in Ashdod and two others in Beersheba and Sderot, Israeli police said.

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