Smoke and debris rise after an Israeli strike hit Gaza City in the northern Gaza Strip, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
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Hamas said Wednesday that an Israeli airstrike killed the wife and child of its Gaza military chief, as a temporary ceasefire went up in smoke and Cairo truce talks froze.The Israeli military said it hit "more than 25 targets" in Gaza Tuesday but would not elaborate.In a strike Wednesday morning on the southern Gaza town of Deir el-Balah a pregnant woman, three children and two men were killed, all members of the Aloah family, emergency services said.More than a month of fighting between Israel and Hamas has killed at least 2,026 Palestinians and 67 on the Israeli side since July 8 .The al-Qassam Brigades said in a statement that it fired 34 rockets into Israel throughout Tuesday, hitting Tel Aviv and the southern city of Beersheva.An AFP reporter saw hundreds of Palestinians streaming out of Shejaiya, an eastern area of Gaza City which has been devastated by more than a month of fighting between Israel and the militant Islamist Hamas movement.In Israel the army said that it ordered that public bomb shelters within 80 kilometres (50 miles) of the Gaza border, be opened ready for use.
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