Fighting in Gaza stalls as Eid al-Fitr gets underway

July 28, 2014 12:49 PM

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Fighting in Gaza stalls as Eid al-Fitr gets underway

But intermittent fire punctured the lull in fighting and neither Israel nor Hamas have indicated a willingness to discuss a lasting cease-fire.

A pseudo cease-fire in the Gaza Strip continued in fits and starts on the first day of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr, but neither Israeli nor Palestinian forces appear willing to submit to international pressure for an unconditional halt in fighting.

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