Middle East One Gaza family's dinner in a brief moment without war

A 12-hour truce is under way in Gaza. More than two-dozen relatives, crowded into a small Gaza City apartment to which they have fled for safety, talk of their losses and hopes for more quiet.

By , Correspondent

Lefteris Pitarakis/AP

 For the first time all day, there was quiet in this small apartment as five families crowded around a meal of chicken, rice, and yogurt, silently waiting for the call to prayer that marked the end of the day's fast.