Israeli army announces daily ‘tactical pause’ in south Gaza to boost incoming aid

The Israeli military said the decision was to 'increase the volumes of humanitarian aid' entering the Palestinian territory, although stated their would be'no cessation of hostilities in the southern Gaza Strip.'The announcement of a "local, tactical pause of military activity" during daylight hours in an area of Rafah came a day after eight Israeli soldiers were killed in a blast near the far-southern city and three more troops died elsewhere, in one of the heaviest losses for the army in its war against Hamas militants.