A Palestinian girl stands near makeshift tents in the garden of the Shifa hospital in Gaza City - 31 July 2014
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Israel and Hamas 72-hour truce begins

1 August 2014 Last updated at 07:06 BST

Israel and Hamas have begun an unconditional 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza.

The truce came into effect at 08:00 (05:00 GMT) on Friday.

Since Israel began its offensive in Gaza on 8 July, more than 1,420 Palestinians have been killed, most of them civilians.

Sixty-one Israeli soldiers have died, as well two Israeli civilians and a Thai national in Israel.

Jon Brain reports.