While Israel held its fire, the militant group Hamas did not

By William Booth, July 15, 2014

GAZA CITY — It was a brief, one-sided lull.

But six hours without Israeli bombardment was enough to give ordinary people in Gaza some hope Tuesday that an end to fighting might be near.

For Hassan Abu Ali, a retired police officer who used the pause to check in at his family’s home in northern Gaza, it was just enough time “to feed the cat.’’

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