A before and after shot of Al-Shahayeeh neighbourhood in Gaza
Over 1,000 Palestinians have been killed since Israel started its military operation in Gaza, officials said. As world leaders called for a full truce, Israel extended the humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza for 24 hours.
The ceasefire has been prolonged until Sunday at midnight, the country's cabinet said late Saturday . However, Israel warned that it will retaliate if Hamas fires rockets from Gaza territory.
The Palestinian death toll from Israel's 19-day operation has reached 1,032 people, Gaza's Health Ministry told AFP.
Despite the 12-hour cease-fire between Hamas and Israel set for Saturday, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) has urged the Palestinians, who earlier left their homes in Gaza, to "refrain from returning."
"The IDF shall respond if terrorists choose to exploit this time to attack IDF personnel or fire at Israeli civilians," the military's spokesperson also said in a statement, adding that Israel will continue "the operational activities to locate and neutralize tunnels in the Gaza Strip" during the ceasefire.