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Flares by Israeli troops light up Gaza skyline

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 00:33

Israeli troops send flares over Gaza, after an unofficial truce called for the Eid-al-Fitr holiday disintegrates. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Israeli troops send flares over Gaza and the sound of intense shelling could be heard, after an unofficial truce called for the Muslim Eid al-Fitr festival disintegrated. Hostilities picked after quiet for the Muslim Eid holiday. Palestinian fighters slipped into an Israeli village from the Gaza Strip and fought a gun battle with troops on Monday and clashed with Israeli troops. The clash, in which Israeli television said five gunmen were killed and the Islamist Hamas movement said it had killed 10 Israeli soldiers, appeared to wreck international hopes of turning a brief lull in fighting into a longer-term ceasefire. Some 1,054 Gazans, most of them civilians, have died in the three-week-old conflict. Israel has lost 43 soldiers to Gaza fighting and another three civilians have been killed by Palestinian shelling.

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Flares by Israeli troops light up Gaza skyline

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 00:33