Shelling kills 35 in Gaza, Israel says ceasefire over

Gaza City - Intensive Israeli shelling killed at least 35 people and wounded more than 150 in southern Gaza on Friday, medics said, shattering a fragile truce only hours after it began.

AFP correspondents said an artillery barrage of the city of Rafah was ongoing, preventing medics from recovering the dead and wounded, after the army said militants had resumed rocket fire against Israel.

Gaza militants fired rockets and shells over the border as a three-day ceasefire that began at 08:00 am (0500 GMT) was shattered.

An AFP correspondent reported fierce fighting in the Rafah area, and Israel's army warned residents to stay in their houses as it "pursued terrorist elements".

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David Van Schalkwyk 2014-08-01 01:13:38 PM
And the blame game continues... This is like watching two girls fighting over the last shoe in a shoe shop...
Mundus Uys 2014-08-01 01:17:31 PM
Hamas leadership is not in control of militants, neither is ordinary Palestinians. Israel's is hunting squirrels with a bulldozer.
Carl Paul 2014-08-01 01:21:55 PM
Im with Israel on this one
Binte Maya 2014-08-01 01:23:44 PM
There are very different reports all over the news... shows you Can't believe everything u hear or even see nowadays...
Bento Maepa 2014-08-01 01:25:13 PM
This is a war straight out of the BIBLE.
shaynes 2014-08-01 01:32:51 PM
And no mention of the suicide bomb and kidnapped IDF soldier? Come now News24, stop publishing half truths. No doubt there would be heavy shelling after such incidents.
Binte Maya 2014-08-01 01:34:29 PM
Good for you bob... to u be ur way and to me mine...
James Uknow 2014-08-01 01:35:29 PM
will we ever know the real number of civillians killed ,remember when over 1000 Palestinians were killed and HAMAS said only 46 of its fighters killed ,later they said it was over 700 fighters killed ,could this be happening again ???
Carina Marx 2014-08-01 01:37:52 PM
Actually Binte, anyone who is not Muslim is nothing more than a target. Read the statement of the son of the founder of Hamas,who only yesterday gave the advice to wipe out this filth
Carina Marx 2014-08-01 01:39:51 PM
If he's from Hamas and says "good morning", he's lied twice....