Gazans flock to banks and shops during brief ceasefire

Residents in Gaza have taken the opportunity to replenish their food and water supplies during a temporary ceasefire agreed on Thursday between 10:00 and 15:00 local time.

International aid organisations requested the truce to provide emergency relief and distribute aid.

Two hours into the truce, the Israeli military said that "Gazan terrorists" had fired mortars at the Eshkol region.

Israel responded with mortar fire, which, according to Hamas TV, hit near eastern Rafah in the south of the Gaza Strip.

Yolande Knell reports from the biggest market in Gaza City where queues formed outside banks and there were traffic jams as people tried to stock up.