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Hamas asks for three-hour lull to evacuate wounded, remove bodies

Gaza City - Hamas asks for a three-hour lull in fighting to evacuate the wounded and remove bodies from an eastern Gaza City neighbourhood heavily shelled by Israel.

Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri says the International Committee for the Red Cross tried to mediate the humanitarian pause, but Israel rejected the request.

An Israeli military spokesman in Tel Aviv says she is checking the report.

DPA


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