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Gaza truce holds as peace talks continue

By Agence France-Presse in Gaza ( China Daily ) Updated: 2014-08-16 08:32:42

A fragile ceasefire around Gaza held for a second day on Friday as Israel's relations with its US ally showed new signs of strain, with tough talks looming on a more lasting peace.

Washington denied a report that the White House was tightening the reins on the routine delivery of military aid to Israel over concerns about the extent of its military action in Gaza.

But the US State Department acknowledged that arms shipments were being kept under review in the face of the conflict, which has killed 1,962 Palestinians and 67 Israelis since July 8.

Gaza truce holds as peace talks continue

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