Shaky Gaza ceasefire appears to hold after 50 hours of fighting

Jerusalem (CNN)A ceasefire between Israel and Gaza militants appeared to have been restored early Thursday morning after more than 50 hours of cross-border fighting, primarily between the Israeli military and Islamic Jihad. As the fighting between Israel and Islamic Jihad continued overnight, an Israeli strike killed eight members of a family in Deir al-Balah in central Gaza, the Palestinian Ministry of Health said, including five children and two women. The Al-Mezan Center for Human Rights identified the family as the al-Sawarkeh family. A spokesman for the Israeli military said the strike targeted a mid-level rocket unit commander in Islamic Jihad, acknowledging there was collateral damage and that the military is “looking into the event.” Islamic Jihad denied that anyone in …