PROTECTIVE EDGE DAY 19: ' News From The Front-Line and Latest Updates '

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GAZA CRISIS UPDATE (JULY 26, 2014)

  • At least 649 Palestinian civilians have been killed in Gaza, including at least 194 children and 101 women.

  • During the 24-hour reporting period (July 24-July 25), 68 Palestinians were reported killed in Gaza, including at least 10 children and nine women.

  • Forty-two families in Gaza have lost at least three or more members killed by the Israeli military in the same incident, totalling 253 people. Several of the over 100 women killed were reportedly pregnant, including three belonging to the Abu Jamea family, whose house was attacked by Israel on July 20. (Note: This does not include 18 members of the Al-Najar family killed on June 26.)

  • The coping capacity of health professionals and facilities is increasingly overstretched. A rise in the relative number of miscarriages, premature births, and child mortality amongst pregnant women has been reported.

  • Eighteen health-related facilities have been hit by Israeli airstrikes or shelling since July 8. At least one doctor and two medics have been killed.

  • At least 165,000 children require specialized psychosocial support (PSS) due to trauma caused by the death or injury of someone they know or loss of home.

  • 167,000 internally displaced people (IDP) are sheltering in 95 United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) and government schools and tens thousands of others are taking refuge elsewhere. This is more than double the number of Palestinians who took refuge at UN facilities during Israel’s devastating three-week assault on Gaza in the winter of 2008-2009,Operation Cast Lead. All are in need of emergency food assistance.

  • Israel has destroyed or severely damaged approximately 650 residential properties, including numerous multi-story buildings, causing hundreds of civilian casualties.

  • Ninety-two UN installations have been damaged.

  • During the reporting period, six UNRWA schools were damaged. Since July 7, 123 schools have been. On July 24, five people were wounded when the Israeli military shelled the Deir al-Balah girls school in central Gaza, which was sheltering approximately 1500 IDPs. At least six teachers are known to have been killed.

  • The Israeli army has declared 44% of the tiny Gaza Strip a military “buffer zone.”

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Protective Edge Day 19: ' Collapse of Talks to End Conflict and Agreement to Short-12-Hour Ceasefire '

#AceWorldNews – GAZA CITY – July 26 – Following collapse over the talks with Kerry and Netanyahu Israel has agreed to a 12-hour cease-fire in Gaza starting Saturday morning that will last several hours, according to the Associated Press.

The Israeli military said in a statement that the lull will start at 8 a.m. local time Saturday and end at 8 p.m. local time. The statement warns that the military "shall respond if terrorists choose to exploit" the lull to attack Israeli troops "or fire at Israeli civilians." It also says that "operational activities to locate and neutralize tunnels in the Gaza Strip will continue," AP reported.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Secretary of State John Kerry Friday that Israel would agree to the truce, CNN reported.

"Of course, they will," Barghouti told CNN’s "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer." "Not only Hamas but all Palestinians."

International efforts to negotiate a longer seven-day ceasefire continue.

The news comes hours after Israel’s Security Cabinet rejected a proposed one-week cease-fire to end weeks of bloodshed, which has killed more than 800.

Britain’s U.N. ambassador says there may be "an extremely short" humanitarian pause in the conflict in Gaza between Israel and Hamas on Saturday lasting several hours.

Mark Lyall Grant told reporters Friday that Britain is very disappointed at the failure to reach agreement on a sustainable cease-fire but perhaps a humanitarian pause "will open up a little bit of space to work on a more sustainable cease-fire."

U.S. officials later said Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu had agreed to a 12-hour cease-fire in principle, but did not say if it came with a starting time. A Hamas spokesman, Sami Abu Zuhri, said the group agreed to a 12-hour lull, starting at 8 a.m. local time Saturday.

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