Maryam El Shawa standing in the wreckage of the Hassona building after Israeli warplanes bombed the building in the Rimal neighbourhood of Gaza City [Anadolu Agency]

Gaza City – A fraught quiet has settled over the Gaza Strip after a night of Israeli air raids on the besieged coastal enclave following a rocket strike on a home in central Israel. 

An Egyptian-brokered ceasefire, announced around 19:00 GMT on Monday, was confirmed by a Hamas spokesperson, but the exchange of fire between armed groups in Gaza and the Israeli military continued until just before dawn on Tuesday, residents in the strip said.

The latest flare-up took place after a long-range missile was fired from Gaza into the Israeli community of Mishmeret – 20km north of

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