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Gaza: a brief return to normality – and then war returns |

At 8am on Friday morning, moments after the ill-fated ceasefire came into effect, Ishaq Hissi walked down to the waves lapping the beach in Gaza City. He took a small net, a bucket and his 10-year-old son, Mohammed. The night had been a tough one, with heavy firing from Israeli warships offshore and rockets fired by Hamas passing low over the city's apartment blocks before gaining altitude on their way over the border into the Jewish state.

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Gaza: a brief return to normality – and then war returns |

At 8am on Friday morning, moments after the ill-fated ceasefire came into effect, Ishaq Hissi walked down to the waves lapping the beach in Gaza City. He took a small net, a bucket and his 10-year-old son, Mohammed. The night had been a tough one, with heavy firing from Israeli warships offshore and rockets fired by Hamas passing low over the city's apartment blocks before gaining altitude on their way over the border into the Jewish state.

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