Hamas in new warning as Gaza relief effort continues

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Hamas in new warning as Gaza relief effort continues

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Aid agencies are preparing to make repeat deliveries to residents of the Gaza Strip after dropping off five days of food for 150,000 people.

A second convoy of ready-to-eat supplies is expected over the next few days.

The Rafa crossing has been opened for aid for the first time in seven years as part of the ceasefire agreement to end the latest conflict with Israel.

The Egyptian-mediated plan took effect on Tuesday, with both sides agreeing to an indefinite halt in hostilities.

Rebuilding homes and livelihoods in Gaza will be a longer term issue after several weeks of Israeli attacks left homes and businesses reduced to rubble.

Many residents returned on Thursday to search by hand for any remaining belongings, only to find little left to pick from.

Two days into the ceasefire, Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal warned that the seven week war was unlikely to be the last round of conflict.

“This is not the end. This is just a milestone to reaching our objective,” he told a news conference in Qatar.

But still, Israeli tanks were seen pulling back from the border with Gaza on Thursday (August 28).