At least 44 Palestinians dead as truce ends latest conflict between Israel and militants in Gaza

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An Egypt-brokered ceasefire that went into effect early on August 8, 2022, brought an end to a bloody weekend in the Gaza Strip, where at least 44 Palestinians were killed. About 350 people were also hurt, mostly in Gaza but some Israelis suffered minor injuries. The conflict started August 5 when Israel launched what it called pre-emptive air strikes, and violence escalated as the Palestininan militant group Islamic Jihad responded with retaliatory fire. Israel said it had earlier arrested a senior commander of the militant group and the fresh round of attacks was aimed at containing possible retaliation. The recent round of violence was the worst seen in the region since May 2021, when at least 271 were killed over 11 days of fighting.

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