Israel and Hamas 'agree short truce'A picture taken from the southern Israeli border with the Gaza Strip shows the trail of a missile launched by Israel"s Iron Dome defence system, designed to intercept and destroy incoming short-range rockets and artillery shells, as it intercepts and destroys a rocket launched from Gaza into Israel, on July 25

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