At least 25 dead in Israeli shelling in Gaza Strip - Palestinian ministry

by Reuters
Friday, 1 August 2014 09:31 GMT

GAZA, Aug 1 (Reuters) - Israeli shelling near the southern Gaza town of Rafah killed at least 25 people on Friday, the Palestinian Interior Ministry said, as a ceasefire that went into effect only hours earlier appeared to be crumbling.

Israel accused Hamas and other Palestinian militant groups of violating the U.S.- and U.N.-mediated truce, but did not elaborate, amid Israeli media reports that gunmen had fired at Israeli soldiers in the Rafah area.

(Reporting by Nidal al-Mughrabi; Writing by Jeffrey Heller; Editing by Giles Elgood)

Latest News
Comments Close
At least 25 dead in Israeli shelling in Gaza Strip - Palestinian ministry

We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to our editors by using the report abuse links. Views expressed in the comments do not represent those of the Thomson Reuters Foundation. For more information see our Acceptable Use Policy.

comments powered by Disqus