4 Palestinians killed after truce goes into effect

Associated Press
Gaza City, northern Gaza Strip, is seen shortly before the start of a proposed cease-fire, Friday, Aug 1, 2014. Palestinian officials say more than 15 Palestinians were killed in Israeli strikes ahead of the planned three-day cease-fire in the Gaza war. The cease-fire was to take effect at 8 a.m. (0500 GMT) Friday, under a deal brokered by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and the United Nations. During the lull, Egypt is to host indirect talks between Israel and Hamas in Cairo on a more durable truce. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza officials say at least four Palestinians have been killed by Israeli tank fire nearly two hours after Israel and Hamas began observing a three-day cease-fire.

Health Ministry official Ashraf al-Kidra and Gaza police spokesman Ayman Batniji said 15 other Palestinians were wounded in the shelling east of the southern Gaza city of Rafah.

An Israeli Army spokesman in Jerusalem said the military was looking into the incident.

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