Israel Again Pauses to Let Gaza Aid in

Death toll reaches 898 as new humanitarian supplies arrive
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 12, 2009 6:40 AM CST
An Israeli soldier drinks a cup of a coffee on a top of an armored vehicle on the Israeli side of the border with Gaza,in southern Israel, Monday Jan. 12, 2009.   (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
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(Newser) – For the fifth day Israel has paused in its onslaught of Gaza to allow residents to retrieve food and supplies, CNN reports. Israel allowed 160 trucks through two border crossings but said it would resume attacks after three hours. Although one Israeli official suggested that the operation may soon conclude, warplanes bombarded Gaza once again last night. Palestinian sources now put the death toll at 898.