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Fighting in Gaza abates, but truce hopes look fragile

A Palestinian man salvages belongings from damaged buildings in the Shejaia neighbourhood, which witnesses said was heavily hit by Israeli shelling and air strikes during an Israeli offensive, in Gaza City July 27, 2014. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

A Palestinian man salvages belongings from damaged buildings in the Shejaia neighbourhood, which witnesses said was heavily hit by Israeli shelling and air strikes during an Israeli offensive, in Gaza City July 27, 2014. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

A Palestinian man salvages belongings from damaged buildings in the Shejaia neighbourhood, which witnesses said was heavily hit by Israeli shelling and air strikes during an Israeli offensive, in Gaza City July 27, 2014. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly
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Israeli soldiers rest next to an armoured personnel carrier (APC) at a staging area outside the northern Gaza Strip July 27, 2014.  REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Israeli soldiers rest next to an armoured personnel carrier (APC) at a staging area outside the northern Gaza Strip July 27, 2014. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Israeli soldiers rest next to an armoured personnel carrier (APC) at a staging area outside the northern Gaza Strip July 27, 2014. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun
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Israeli soldiers prepare armoured personnel carriers (APCs) at a staging area outside the northern Gaza Strip July 27, 2014.  REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Israeli soldiers prepare armoured personnel carriers (APCs) at a staging area outside the northern Gaza Strip July 27, 2014. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Israeli soldiers prepare armoured personnel carriers (APCs) at a staging area outside the northern Gaza Strip July 27, 2014. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun
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People carry a casket holding the body of Palestinian Christian woman Jalila Faraj Ayyad, whom medics said was killed in an Israeli air strike, during her funeral at the Saint Porfirios church in Gaza City July 27, 2014.  REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

People carry a casket holding the body of Palestinian Christian woman Jalila Faraj Ayyad, whom medics said was killed in an Israeli air strike, during her funeral at the Saint Porfirios church in Gaza City July 27, 2014. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

People carry a casket holding the body of Palestinian Christian woman Jalila Faraj Ayyad, whom medics said was killed in an Israeli air strike, during her funeral at the Saint Porfirios church in Gaza City July 27, 2014. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem
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Smoke rises during an Israeli offensive in the east of Gaza City July 27, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Zakot

Smoke rises during an Israeli offensive in the east of Gaza City July 27, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Zakot

Smoke rises during an Israeli offensive in the east of Gaza City July 27, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Zakot
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Smoke rises following what witnesses said was an Israeli air strike in Gaza City July 27, 2014.  REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Smoke rises following what witnesses said was an Israeli air strike in Gaza City July 27, 2014. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Smoke rises following what witnesses said was an Israeli air strike in Gaza City July 27, 2014. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem
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Smoke rises during an Israeli offensive in the east of Gaza City July 27, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Zakot

Smoke rises during an Israeli offensive in the east of Gaza City July 27, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Zakot

Smoke rises during an Israeli offensive in the east of Gaza City July 27, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Zakot
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An Israeli army tank moves near the border with the Gaza Strip July 27, 2014. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

An Israeli army tank moves near the border with the Gaza Strip July 27, 2014. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

An Israeli army tank moves near the border with the Gaza Strip July 27, 2014. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun
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An Israeli soldier stands atop a tank near the border with Gaza July 27, 2014. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

An Israeli soldier stands atop a tank near the border with Gaza July 27, 2014. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

An Israeli soldier stands atop a tank near the border with Gaza July 27, 2014. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola
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Smoke rises during an Israeli offensive in the east of Gaza City July 27, 2014.   REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Smoke rises during an Israeli offensive in the east of Gaza City July 27, 2014. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Smoke rises during an Israeli offensive in the east of Gaza City July 27, 2014. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem
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Israeli soldiers ride atop a tank near the border with Gaza July 27, 2014. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

Israeli soldiers ride atop a tank near the border with Gaza July 27, 2014. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

Israeli soldiers ride atop a tank near the border with Gaza July 27, 2014. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola
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An explosion during an Israeli strike in the northern Gaza Strip is pictured from the Israeli border with Gaza, early morning July 26, 2014, before a cease-fire takes effect. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

An explosion during an Israeli strike in the northern Gaza Strip is pictured from the Israeli border with Gaza, early morning July 26, 2014, before a cease-fire takes effect. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

An explosion during an Israeli strike in the northern Gaza Strip is pictured from the Israeli border with Gaza, early morning July 26, 2014, before a cease-fire takes effect. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun
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