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Published: Wednesday August 20, 2014 MYT 4:00:02 AM
Updated: Wednesday August 20, 2014 MYT 4:00:02 AM

Gaza child, 2, woman, first deaths since truce breakdown - Palestinians

GAZA (Reuters) - A two-year-old Gaza girl and a woman were killed in an Israeli air strike on Tuesday, making them the first Palestinian deaths in the conflict since the breakdown of a truce earlier in the day, Palestinian health officials said.

Palestinians said Israel launched 35 air attacks, one of them on a house in Gaza City, which killed the woman and the child, which officials initially said was five.

Israel said it ordered retaliatory raids when militants violated a truce by firing rockets at Israel. The ceasefire had been set to expire at 2200 BST.

(This story has been refiled to fix the day of the week in the lead paragraph)

(Reporting by Nidal al-Mughrabi; Writing by Allyn Fisher-Ilan; editing by Ralph Boulton)

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