Smoke and debris fill the air during an Israeli strike on Gaza City early on July 26, 2014. (AFP/Gil Cohen-Magen)
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Israel extended a humanitarian ceasefire in the Gaza Strip for another 24 hours, but Hamas, which dominates the coastal enclave, said it would only accept the truce if Israeli troops left the territory.Israeli ministers had signaled that a comprehensive deal to end the 20-day conflict with Hamas and its allies, in which at least 1,050 Gazans -- mostly civilians -- have been killed, and 42 soldiers and three civilians in Israel have died, was remote. Hamas wants an end to an Israeli-Egyptian blockade of Gaza before agreeing to halt hostilities. Israeli officials said any ceasefire must allow the military to carry on hunting down the Hamas tunnel network that crisscrosses the Gaza border. Israel says some of the tunnels reach into Israeli territory and are meant to carry out attacks on its citizens. The IDF said it had uncovered four such tunnel shafts inside Gaza during the truce on Saturday.
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