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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A three-day Gaza cease-fire that began Friday quickly unraveled, with Israel and Hamas accusing each other of violating the truce as four Palestinians were killed in a heavy exchange of fire in the southern town of Rafah.
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Israeli shelling killed eight people in Gaza on Friday just hours into a three-day truce, medics said, as a diplomatic push for a more durable end to the bloodshed gained pace. The skies over Gaza initially fell silent after the humanitarian truce came into effect at 0500 GMT, the latest and longest of several agreed since the conflict broke out on July 8. US Secretary of State John Kerry had said earlier that once the ceasefire was under way, Israeli and Palestinian representatives, including from Hamas, would begin talks in Cairo on a more durable truce. It's not a solution," he warned, saying Israeli forces would remain inside Gaza and to carry out "defensive" operations to destroy tunnels used to attack its territory.