Israeli troops deployed near Gaza border during ceasefire
Israeli troops and tanks were deployed near the Gaza border, a day after Israel withdrew ground forces from the coastal enclave and started a 72-hour ceasefire with Hamas mediated by Egypt. The ceasefire is hoped to be a first step towards negotiations to ending the month-old war.
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