Israel 'agrees' Egyptian truce principles, resumes bombings

It was the first break in a 13-day air-and-ground offensive that medics say has killed nearly 700 Palestinians.

Israel 'agrees' Egyptian truce principles, resumes bombings
Israel has "agreed to the principles" outlined by Egypt for a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, senior Israeli officials said on Wednesday, but Israeli warplanes bombed the Gaza Strip on Thursday.

Senior Israeli defence official Amos Gilad will travel to Cairo on Thursday to discuss the issues, officials said.

Israeli warplanes bombed the Gaza Strip on Thursday.

Israel's assault resumed fiercely after a brief pause on Wednesday to help Gaza's 1.5 million people stock up on supplies. It was the first break in a 13-day air-and-ground offensive that medics say has killed nearly 700 Palestinians.

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