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Israel's army restarts Gaza military offensive

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Israel is to restart its military offensive on Gaza after Hamas rejected a humanitarian truce by continuing to fire rockets into Israel.

The Israeli cabinet had warned it would act if Hamas breached the 24-hour UN backed ceasefire.

Residents in Gaza reported hearing heavy shelling east of Gaza City shortly after the announcement was made.

Hamas said it would only accept a truce if Israel’s military left Gaza and allowed the displaced to return to their homes.