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Published: Thursday July 17, 2014 MYT 4:25:01 AM
Updated: Thursday July 17, 2014 MYT 4:26:01 AM

Israel sets temporary Gaza humanitarian truce

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel said on Wednesday it would temporarily halt fire in the Gaza Strip on Thursday for a five-hour period, citing humanitarian reasons.

The military said after contacts with U.N. officials Israel has decided that "between 1000 (0800 BST) and 1500 (1300 BST) the Israeli military will cease operational activity with the Gaza Strip and hold its fire".

(Writing by Allyn Fisher-Ilan; Editing by Alison Williams)

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