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Israeli army says more than 400 targets attacked in Gaza since truce ended

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The Israeli military said Saturday it had attacked more than 400 “terrorist targets” in the Gaza Strip since a pause in the fighting with Hamas ended the day before.

The figure is roughly in line with the daily average number of strikes prior to the pause, according to figures released previously.

Warplanes hit “more than 50 targets in an extensive attack in the Khan Younis area” of Gaza’s south, the military added.

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Separately, members of an Israeli armored brigade “eliminated terrorist squads and directed fire against terrorist targets in the north of the Gaza Strip,” the military said.

The truce which ended on Friday had allowed increased aid into Gaza via the Rafah crossing point with Egypt, but the Palestinian Red Crescent said Israel had told NGOs that “the entry of aid trucks has been suspended until further notice.”

Both sides blamed each other for the breakdown of the truce, which had enabled the release of 80 Israeli hostages in exchange for 240 Palestinian prisoners.

During an unprecedented attack on October 7, Hamas fighters broke through Gaza’s militarized border into Israel, killed about 1,200 people, mostly civilians, and took around 240 Israelis and foreigners hostage, according to Israeli authorities.

Israel vowed to eliminate Hamas in response and unleashed an air and ground campaign that has killed more than 15,000 people, also mostly civilians, the Hamas authorities who run Gaza say.

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