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Foes agree to Gaza pause

Aid to flow briefly; Israeli shells kill four boys

Posted: July 17, 2014 at 5:13 a.m.

Palestinians run for shelter Wednesday in Gaza City as explosions are heard in the distance after Israeli aircraft dropped leaflets warning residents to flee the area.

Israel and Hamas agreed to a five-hour "humanitarian" pause in their 9-day-old battle that has killed more than 200 Palestinians, including four boys struck on a beach Wednesday by shells fired from an Israeli navy ship.

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Israeli soldiers look over the damage from a Palestinian rocket that struck in the southern city of Ashkelon on Wednesday. (By: TSAFRIR ABAYOV) (Credit: AP)

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