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Published: Sunday July 20, 2014 MYT 6:55:03 PM
Updated: Sunday July 20, 2014 MYT 6:56:12 PM

Israel agrees to two-hour humanitarian truce in Gaza - military spokesman

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel agreed to a two-hour humanitarian truce on Sunday in a neighbourhood in the Gaza Strip hit hard by Israeli shelling, an Israeli military spokesman said.

The ceasefire, requested by the International Committee of the Red Cross, will last from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm (1130-0130 BST) in the Shejaia district, where health officials said at least 50 Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire.

Hamas said earlier that it would abide by a temporary truce.

(Writing by Ari Rabinovitch, Editing by Jeffrey Heller)

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