January 7, 2009 / 10:23 PM / 11 years ago

FACTBOX- Developments in Gaza fighting

(Reuters) - Following are developments in the fighting in the Gaza Strip as of 10 p.m. British time:

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* GAZA - Air strike kills two Hamas policemen in Khan Younis while they were organising a street queue.

* GAZA - Two people killed in house bombed in air strike in Gaza’s Sheikh Radwan neighbourhood.

GAZA - One man killed in a house by an air strike on the Nuzeirat refugee camp south of Gaza city.

GAZA - Violence resumed after a three-hour truce set for between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. British time expired, and Palestinians returned to their homes after stocking up on food.

In the ensuing fighting, at least 20 Palestinians were killed by Israeli attacks, medical workers said. At least four of those were civilians, including three children.

SOUTHERN ISRAEL - At least 15 Hamas rockets hit towns in southern Israel, causing no casualties.

GAZA - The total Palestinian death toll reached 658, medical officials said. Toll for Palestinians excludes Israeli army reports of more than 130 militants killed in ground fighting since January 3. Ten Israelis, seven soldiers and three civilians have been killed during the operation.

JERUSALEM - Two Israeli officials will hold further talks with Egypt and France on a cease-fire plan, Israeli political sources said.

GAZA - Israeli air strikes destroy over 20 houses in the southern town of Rafah, witnesses said. Medical workers said the body of an elderly man had been recovered from the rubble.

GAZA - Israeli tanks pull out of Abassan village in the southern Gaza Strip, leaving behind 20 damaged houses, Palestinian witnesses said. Medical workers recovered the body of a man from the area.

GAZA - The World Bank warns that nearly all of the sewage pumps in the Gaza Strip are not working due to fuel and electricity shortages, raising the prospects of a public health catastrophe.

GAZA - An Israeli air strike kills four people outside a mosque in Gaza’s Sheikh Radwan neighbourhood, medical workers said. It was not immediately clear if the dead were civilians or militants.

GAZA - Israeli tank shells kill five Palestinians in the northern Gaza Strip, medical workers said.

GAZA - Medical workers recover the bodies of two Palestinians in Zeitoun neighbourhood of the city of Gaza. They could not tell if the dead were militants or civilians.

SOUTHERN ISRAEL - Palestinian militants fire eight rockets from the Gaza Strip into Israel. No injuries reported.

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