Ceasefire collapses after attack kills eight-year-old girl in Gaza
Monday, August 04, 2014 - 01:09
Hamas denounced an Israeli ceasefire as ''propaganda,'' accusing the Jewish state of violating its own truce with an attack on a refugee camp in Gaza city. Deborah Gembara reports.
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This is what the most recent ceasefire looked like in Gaza. Within moments of it going effect this morning, a refugee camp in Gaza city came under attack --- the sole casualty -- an eight-year-old girl. Dozens were injured.
Palestinians say Israel is responsible. Many here believe the Jewish state violated its own ceasefire. The seven hour period was supposed to have allowed for humanitarian aid, in the form of food and medical supplies to reach Gaza. But Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri says it was nothing more than a public relations campaign.
(SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) HAMAS SPOKESMAN IN GAZA, SAMI ABU ZUHRI, SAYING:
"That they are doing is propaganda to divert the media's attention from Israel's crimes and trying to calm down the international public opinion against the Israeli occupation."
Israel however says it is serious about the ceasefire. It denies attacking the refugee camp.
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