Israel resumes Gaza airstrikes as cease-fire ends

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Associated Press

Posted on August 4, 2014 at 1:31 PM

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Israeli military says it has resumed its attacks on the Gaza Strip, ending a self-declared, seven-hour cease-fire that was in effect for much of the day.

The Israeli military announced it resumed its attacks Monday night.

Israel said it declared the cease-fire to allow humanitarian supplies to enter Gaza. The seaside territory has been battered by a nearly monthlong war between Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers.

Late Monday, Palestinian officials said an Israeli airstrike hit a target next to a desalination plant in Gaza, killing two people and wounding 16.

Palestinian officials say more than 1,880 people have been killed, most of them civilians. Sixty-seven people, including three civilians, have been killed on the Israeli side.

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