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The five-hour humanitarian ceasefire between Israel and Gaza militants came to an end as both sides resumed attacks. (July 17)

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Gaza City, Gaza Strip

1. Wide of Gaza City skyline, zoom into black smoke over area hit by Israeli airstrike

2. Zoom in to white smoke from Israeli attack over Gaza City

3. Various of white smoke over Gaza City

3. Pan right and zoom in to grey smoke rising

STORYLINE

The five-hour humanitarian ceasefire between Israel and Gaza militants came to an end on Thursday as both sides resumed attacks.

Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers had agreed to the respite following a request by the United Nations to allow Palestinians to stock up on food, water and other necessities.

Fighting raged right up to the start of the ceasefire and Israel vowed to retaliate if Hamas broke the calm.

Hamas fired 10 rockets at Israel after the end of the temporary truce, while Israel launched two airstrikes at the Gaza Strip, security officials said.

Since July 8, Israel carried out nearly 2,000 airstrikes, while Hamas fired more than 1,300 rockets, reaching Israel's economic and cultural heartland.

Israeli strikes have killed more than 230 Palestinians, Gaza Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Kidra said.

One Israeli has been killed and several wounded in rocket attacks, officials said.

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