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UN urges Gaza truce extension so aid can enter

The UN urges an extension of the truce between Israel and Hamas to let humanitarian aid reach Gaza, hours before a three-day ceasefire is due to end.

“The 72-hour-ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian factions that entered into force on 5 August must continue to hold,” UN humanitarian coordinator for the Palestinian territories James Rawley says in a statement.

“We need to rapidly scale-up our response to address the needs of the people in Gaza now and in the longer-term, but to do that, we need a sustained halt to the violence,” Rawley says in a statement.

AFP

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