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An unconditional 72-hour ceasefire between Israel and Hamas has broken down just hours after it began, with Israel announcing it will resume its operation in Gaza.
Palestinian officials had already accused Israel of breaching the agreement after Israeli tank shells killed four people and injured another 15 near the Gazan city of Rafah after the truce commenced.
Israeli military sources insisted the attack was in response to rocket fire targeted at an Israeli community near the Gaza border.
In a joint statement earlier, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and US Secretary of State John Kerry confirmed that ground forces "will remain in place" throughout the respite, which began at 08:00 local time (05:00 GMT).
Mr Ban and Mr Kerry also urged both sides to "fully abide by their commitments" during the truce.
The development follows signs of increasing disquiet from the Conservative backbenches at the Government's approach to challenging Israel, with Margot James, PPS to Leader of the House William Hague, describing Israeli attacks on Gaza as "wholly disproportionate".
1,460 Palestinians – mostly civilians – have been killed since the beginning of Israel's offensive on 8 July, while 63 Israelis – most of them soldiers – have also died.
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