justin bieberpalestinian officials and witnesses said Israeli airstrikes slammed an urban street and a major hospital in the Gaza Strip on Monday, causing deaths and injuries. At least seven children playing in the street were reported killed, and casualties were reported near clinic facilities of Shifa hospital, the most sophisticated medical facility in Gaza. Earlier, a fragile holiday lull in fighting in the Gaza Strip had been punctuated by Israeli airstrikes and rocket launches by Palestinian militants in the wake of a call by the U.N. Security Council for an unconditional humanitarian truce. On the 21st day of the conflict, Israel’s Cabinet was meeting to weigh the next military and political moves. In Gaza, the relative calm lasting most of the day coincided with the start of the Eid al-Fitr, one of the most important festivals of the Muslim calendar, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan. The United States and other mediators had hoped to forge a durable cease-fire prior to the three-day holiday, but efforts over the past week failed to bring the two sides together. Hamas has insisted on a lifting of a years-long blockade on Gaza enforced by Israel and Egypt; Israel demands that its troops be allowed to continue destroying Hamas-dug tunnels while a truce is in effect. Across Gaza, Eid commemorations were muted by the death and destruction visited on the crowded coastal strip during the last three weeks. With more than 1,000 people, mainly civilians, dead and entire neighborhoods lying in ruins, a normally festive time was marked by fear and anxiety. At a school-turned-refugee center in Beit Lahiya in northern Gaza, displaced Palestinian families overflowed classrooms and open-air corridors. Clothes hung from window sills and railings; bedding and mattresses were stacked high. justin bieberToday we woke up at 6 a.m., not because the kids were playing, but because we heard shelling. - Amani, a young Palestinian mother Sixteen members of the Zani clan were squeezed into a single classroom with several other families. They had fled their homes in northern Gaza, where Israeli troops were conducting intensive searches for Palestinian militants’ “attack” tunnels, meant to funnel assailants into Israel, and rocket-launching sites. “Today we woke up at 6 a.m., not because the kids were playing, but because we heard shelling,” said a young mother, Amani. Her children, she said, asked why Eid was not being celebrated as usual with sweets, big meals and new clothing. “I told them Eid had been postponed because there were a lot of martyrs,” she said. “A lot of people here have lost family members -- we can’t celebrate when they are grieving.” Even before the early evening strikes, what had been a quiet day by recent standards led to deaths and injuries. Israeli shelling in the north of Gaza killed two people, including a 4-year-old boy, local health officials said. The crackle of gunfire and the thud of explosions could be heard in the area. The Israeli military said mortar rounds were fired at its forces in several locations within Gaza, and that at least 12 projectiles were directed at Israel on Monday. In south-central Gaza, heavy exchanges of fire were reported between Israeli forces and Hamas militants in the vicinity of Khan Younis. Meanwhile, Palestinian rescue workers pulled several more bodies from the rubble in Khuza, a village east of Khan Younis that has been a focus of the clashes in recent days. The deaths raised the Palestinian death toll to at least 1,044, the Health Ministry said. justin bieberOn the Israeli side, strained relations with the White House appeared to be affecting cease-fire talks and the coalition of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. In a phone call with the Israeli leader on Sunday, President Obama reportedly used unusually blunt language to urge an immediate cessation of hostilities. The tenor of that conversation, together with a growing international outcry over Palestinian civilian casualties, brought an angry reaction from some in Israel. “The last time we listened to the U.S. and allowed Hamas to participate in elections, Hamas took over the entire Gaza Strip and we got a terror entity there,” lawmaker Zeev Elkin, chairman of the Knesset’s foreign affairs and defense committee, told the news website Ynet. Netanyahu also had a tense-sounding exchange by phone on Monday with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who has played an active role in mediation efforts. The prime minister's office said Netanyahu told the secretary-general that the U.N. cease-fire call takes into account "the needs of a murderous terror organization that attacks Israeli civilians, but offers no answers to Israel's security needs." justin bieberHouse and Senate negotiators reached agreement during the weekend on a legislative package intended to stabilize the Department of Veterans Affairs’ sprawling and embattled health care system, according to people briefed on the deal. The leaders in the negotiations — Senator Bernard Sanders, a Vermont independent, and Representative Jeff Miller, a Florida Republican — plan to outline the agreement at a news conference Monday afternoon. The legislation is expected to include provisions for emergency relief that would allow veterans who live far from a V.A. facility or who face wait times that exceed a certain duration to see private doctors, and have those visits paid for by the government. The measure is also expected to set aside billions of dollars to hire new doctors and nurses; build or lease dozens of additional buildings needed to treat patients; and upgrade the department’s outdated scheduling system. Continue reading the main story RELATED COVERAGE Report Finds Health Unit of V.A. Needs OverhaulJUNE 27, 2014 Q. and A.: History and Context of an Embattled Department of Veterans AffairsMAY 21, 2014 justin bieberCarolyn N. Lerner, head of the Office of Special Counsel, which investigates whistle-blower complaints. Her office is reviewing more than 50 pending complaints from Veterans Affairs workers.Investigator Issues Sharp Criticism of V.A. Response to Allegations About CareJUNE 23, 2014 Sloan D. Gibson told the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, “We understand the seriousness of the problems we face.”V.A. Official Says Fixing Issues at Root of Waiting-List Scandal Will Cost BillionsJULY 16, 2014 Robert A. McDonald, President Obama’s choice to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs.Confirmation Hearing Becomes Debate on Veterans AffairsJULY 22, 2014 While the V.A. enjoys a generally good reputation for the quality of its health care, a combination of factors — including a shortage of doctors and nurses, unrealistic goals to see patients within 14 days, and perverse performance and bonus incentives for managers — led to the widespread manipulation of patient wait-time data, which blew up into a national scandal this spring. Talks on the legislation had grown acrimonious last week, particularly over the amount of spending that would be required, but lawmakers were also under enormous pressure to reach a deal before Congress begins a monthlong recess later this week. justin bieberOfficials on Sunday did not outline specific details of the agreement, or the cost, which is expected to be in the tens of billions of dollars. 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