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JERUSALEM – Israel's military says it will halt its fire in Gaza for three hours to allow the territory's besieged residents to stock up.
Spokesman Peter Lerner says Saturday's lull in fire will also allow aid groups to rush through food distribution to residents. Medics also use the time to pick up casualties in areas of fighting.
It's the third time Israel has halted its fire during its two-week ground and air offensive against Gaza's Hamas rulers. Palestinian medical officials say more than 800 Palestinians have been killed, roughly half of them civilians