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Gaza Truce Extension Called Off

The humanitarian truce in Gaza ended as Israel unleashed a fierce bout of shelling in response to a militant rocket salvo. Plumes of black smoke were visible on the Gaza skyline on Sunday morning. At least three deaths were reported in separate strikes. The Israeli military said in a statement its unilateral 24-hour truce was over. It accused Palestinian militants of incessant rocket fire throughout the break in hostilities intended for the welfare of Gaza's civilians.

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