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Residents of Gaza went to shopping, visited their banks and ran other errands as a five-hour truce on Thursday temporarily ended more than a week of Israeli shelling.
Despite the humanitarian cease-fire that went into effect at 10 a.m., three mortars fell in the region of Ashkelon in Israel. There were no reports of Israeli retaliation.
Describing Gaza City as a "virtual ghost town for the past 10 days," The Associated Press reported that "streets were jammed, motorists honked horns and Hamas police directed traffic at busy intersections."