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Humanitarian lull brokered for Gaza war

Posted: July 26, 2014 at 2:48 a.m.

Israeli police officers detain a Palestinian man during clashes in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Wadi Joz near Jerusalem's Old City on Friday, July 25, 2014. In Jerusalem, hundreds of Palestinians protested in the traditionally Arab-populated east of the city after Muslim noon prayers, and a dozen protesters threw rocks and fireworks at Israeli police, who fired stun grenades and water cannons. Thousands of Israeli security forces had been deployed for possible Palestinian protests. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)

JERUSALEM -- A 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire in the Gaza Strip will start this morning, the Israeli military said Friday night, hours after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said more work was needed to reach a deal between Israel and Hamas for a seven-day truce.

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