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Israel Announces Brief Cease-fire After Shelling UN School

Israel has announced a four-hour humanitarian cease-fire in some areas of the Gaza Strip, in the wake of an Israeli tank attack on a United Nations-run school in the Gaza Strip that killed at least 19 people. The cease-fire began at 3 p.m. local time (1200) Wednesday. Israel authorized the pause in fighting against Hamas militants, saying it would be limited to parts of the densely populated coastal strip. Hamas continued to fire rockets, saying it would fight on its own terms, not...

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