A Palestinian man, center, helps a youth to control his wooden-cart which is loaded with goods, while the boy pushes the card along the stairs of Damascus Gate in Jerusalem's Old City, Wednesday, July 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
JERUSALEM: The Israeli army said it has agreed to a UN request to halt its attacks on the Gaza Strip for six hours Thursday on humanitarian grounds.
"Between 10:00 and 16:00 (0700-1300 GMT), the Israel Defence Forces will cease operational activity within the Gaza Strip and hold its fire," it said in a statement.
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