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A Hamas member was killed and another fighter wounded during an air strike on Gaza City. And hours earlier, three more people were hurt when a tank shell hit their vehicle near the city. On this occasion, the Israeli army said it was targeting “a Hamas terrorist squad” in the vehicle.

An Egypt-brokered ceasefire had been formally announced last month.

This round of violence in Gaza flared up last month after a cross-border attack from Sinai which left an Israeli civilian dead. In six days of violence which began on June 18, Israel killed 15 Palestinians and injured dozens more, while Palestinian fighters fired more than 150 rockets at Israel, injuring five.