Israel and Hamas 72-hour truce begins
Israel and Hamas have begun an unconditional 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza.
The truce came into effect at 08:00 (05:00 GMT) on Friday.
Since Israel began its offensive in Gaza on 8 July, more than 1,420 Palestinians have been killed, most of them civilians.
Sixty-one Israeli soldiers have died, as well two Israeli civilians and a Thai national in Israel.
Jon Brain reports.
01 Aug 2014
- From the section Middle East