Muslim worshippers take part in a prayer in front of the Dome of the Rock during the holiday of Eid al-Fitr on the compound known to Muslims as al-Haram al-Sharif and to Jews as Temple Mount in Jerusalem"s Old City
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Gaza crisis: Lull in violence as Palestinians mark Eid

Gaza has had its quietest night in weeks after a weekend punctuated by brief truce initiatives offered by both Israel and Hamas.

More than 1,030 Palestinians, mostly civilians, have been killed and 100,000 displaced from their homes since violence erupted three weeks ago; while 43 Israeli soldiers and two Israeli civilians have been killed.

The lull in fighting coincides with the start of Eid al-Fitr, the festival which marks the end of Ramadan.

But Martin Patience says people in Gaza do not feel like celebrating.

  • 28 Jul 2014
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