UPDATE: Death Toll Rises During Mideast Truce

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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- A Palestinian official says Israeli shelling has killed at least 27 Palestinians in southern Gaza after a 72-hour truce was to have taken effect today.

A Health Ministry official says more than 100 Palestinians also were wounded in Israeli shelling in and around the town of Rafah.

The Israeli military says Gaza militants have fired eight rockets and mortars at Israel since the cease-fire began.

Israel says one rocket was intercepted.


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