Temporary Cease Fire in Gaza

The Gaza Strip is under a twelve hour humanitarian cease-fire.

It started at 8:00 a.m. in Israel. This comes as the latest attempt at a more permanent truce that so far has been rejected by Israel.

The Israeli government didn't agree to international proposals for a ceasefire.However, changes to a truce plan are being discussed with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.

Nearly 900 people, most of them Palestinian civilians, have died in the cross-border conflict between Israel and Hamas militants for the past three weeks.