Fighting has continued after a truce between Israel and Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) militants in Gaza was supposed to have come into effect.
The Egypt-brokered ceasefire reportedly began at 22:00 (19:00 GMT), but within minutes there were exchanges of fire.
At least 33 Palestinians have been killed since Tuesday in Gaza, where Israel says it has struck PIJ targets.
Palestinian rocket fire into Israel has killed two people, one Israeli and a Palestinian working in the country.
A Palestinian source familiar with the ceasefire negotiations told the BBC that Israel and PIJ had agreed a ceasefire to end five days of hostilities.
The source added that the agreement included a commitment by Israel to stop so-called “targeted assassinations”. Israel was, meanwhile, said to have demanded a complete halt to rocket fire by PIJ at its civilians.
Egyptian officials called on both sides to adhere to the agreement, but the Israeli military said militants fired rockets at over the cities and…
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