Palestinian women cook among the ruins of Fehari area, as they try to survive in poor conditions in rambling tents after Israeli strikes in Khan Younes, Gaza August 13, 2014. (Anadolu Agency)
(Ramadan El Aga - Anadolu Agency)
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Israeli ordnance exploded in Gaza Wednesday, killing five people including an Italian journalist, as bomb experts tried to disable a missile on the last day of a 72-hour truce.The blast, which struck in the northern town of Beit Lahiya, killed four Palestinians and an Italian cameraman working for international news agency the Associated Press.The deadly blast came as the warring sides observed a three-day truce which was due to end at midnight.Camilli is the first foreign journalist to be killed in the violence in Gaza, which has killed more than 1,950 Palestinians and 67 on the Israeli side.The deaths came as Egyptian mediators scrambled to secure the two sides' agreement to an extension of the three-day cease-fire.The Palestinian delegation, which includes representatives of Gaza's de facto rulers Hamas, is demanding an end to Israel's eight-year blockade of the tiny coastal enclave.
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