Gazans Stock Up on Food During Temporary Truce

Palestinians rushed to shops and banks in Gaza on Thursday (July 17) as a five-hour humanitarian truce agreed by Israel and Hamas came into force. The break in 10 days of fighting was requested by the United Nations to allow residents of the Gaza strip, ruled by the Hamas group viewed by Israel as terrorists, to gather supplies and repair damaged infrastructure. On Thursday, Gaza roads which had been almost deserted over days of conflict were once again filled again with traffic.

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