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Israel calls temporary cease fire, more refugees caught in crossfire

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Israel called a four-day humanitarian cease-fire on Wednesday, but there's one problem: it only covers certain areas.

Refugees looking for safety inside a UN school have become the latest victims of the violence.

Meanwhile, the Israeli defense force has been dropping hundreds of leaflets asking Palestinians to stay away from "terrorist elements." Some are tearing and burning the papers which also list contact information for people to report locations of Hamas tunnels and weapons.

Israeli officials say they don't want to see civilians get hurt and blame militants for using innocent people as human shields.

"We really are making a maximum effort to avoid what the experts call collateral damage, because the people of Gaza are not our enemies," said Mark Regev, a spokesman for the Israeli government.

For now, a permanent cease-fire remains elusive.

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