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  • Normalcy restored in Gaza, will Gaza ceasefire hold 4 days ago

    Normal life has resumed in Gaza after Israel and Hamas agreed to a ceasefire without a timeline. All Palestinian factions have signed up to it, which include an easing of the blockade and opening up of the border to humanitarian aids and also the extension of fishing to six miles...
  • Gaza ceasefire takes hold as focus turns to longer term 5 days ago

    Jerusalem: A ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinians aimed at ending their seven-week conflict in Gaza appeared to be holding early on Wednesday as the focus shifted to securing an arrangement for the long term. No clear victor emerged from what had become a war of attrition between the Middle East's...
  • Israel, Palestinians reach Gaza ceasefire deal: Hamas spokesperson 6 days ago

    Gaza: Israel and the Palestinians have reached a Gaza ceasefire deal and an official announcement will be made in Egypt, where the agreement was mediated, a Gaza-based Hamas spokesman said on Tuesday. "An agreement has been reached between the two sides and we are awaiting the announcement from Cairo to determine...
  • Israeli air strikes kill two Palestinians, 20 wounded 6 days ago

    Gaza: Israeli air strikes launched before dawn on Tuesday killed two Palestinians and destroyed much of one of Gaza's tallest apartment and office buildings, setting off huge explosions and wounding 20 people, Palestinian health officials said. Israel had no immediate comment on the attacks that took place as Egyptian mediators stepped...
  • Israeli airstrike collapses Gaza apartment tower August 24, 2014

    Gaza: Israel bombed an apartment tower in downtown Gaza City on Saturday, collapsing the 12-story building in an unprecedented strike, while Hamas kept up heavy rocket fire that sent more Israelis fleeing border areas close to Gaza. The violence signaled that a speedy resumption of truce talks is unlikely, despite...
  • Egypt calls for Gaza ceasefire as fighting rages August 24, 2014

    Gaza: Egypt called on Israel and the Palestinians on Saturday to halt hostilities and resume peace talks, but both sides kept up attacks, including an Israeli air strike which destroyed a residential tower block in the center of Gaza City. Hamas militants also fired rockets at Israel, hitting the southern city...
  • Gaza war rages on, Hamas says Israel tried to kill its military chief August 20, 2014

    Gaza/Jerusalem: An Israeli air strike in Gaza killed the wife and infant son of Hamas's military leader, Mohammed Deif, the group said, calling it an attempt to assassinate him after a ceasefire collapsed. Palestinians launched more than 100 rockets, mainly at southern Israel, with some intercepted by the Iron Dome anti-missile...
  • Unless blockade ends, Gaza faces years of misery: UN August 19, 2014

    Gaza: Unless negotiations to end the Gaza war succeed in lifting a blockade of the territory, Gazans will not see any improvement in their lives for at least another 15 years, the head of a UN relief agency said on Monday. Israeli and Palestinian negotiators are in Egypt trying to secure...
  • Gaza death toll rises above 2,000: Health Ministry August 18, 2014

    Gaza City: The death toll in the war-torn Gaza Strip rose above 2,000 on Monday, the health ministry said as more people injured in over a month of fighting with the Israelis succumbed to their wounds. According to a ministry statement, a total of 2,016 people were killed and another 10,196...
  • Hamas says Israel must accept Palestinian demands or face long war August 17, 2014

    Cairo: Offers made to the Palestinian delegation in Cairo do not meet the aspirations of the people, said Hamas's head of foreign affairs, Osama Hamdan, raising doubts about the chances of reaching a truce with Israel in the Cairo-brokered talks. Hamdan said on his official Facebook page on Saturday: "Israel must...
  • Palestinians accuse Israel of violating Gaza truce August 16, 2014

    Gaza: The Palestinian Interior Ministry in Gaza accused Israel on Friday of a cross-border shooting in violation of a truce that has largely held since getting off to a shaky start on Thursday. An Israeli military spokeswoman said "We have no knowledge of such an incident." The Palestinian ministry in the coastal...
  • Israel, Hamas agree on a new 5 day truce in Gaza: Egypt August 14, 2014

    Cairo: An agreement between Israel and Hamas had decided to extend the temporary truce in Gaza for five more days, Egypt has said. The announcement came on Thursday, moments before the existing cease-fire was to expire. Egyptian capital is the hosting these talks. It was been accepted by both the parties to...
  • Palestinians say UN probe will prove Israel war crimes August 13, 2014

    Caracas: Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki said on Wednesday that a probe by the UN Human Rights Council will prove that Israel committed war crimes and violated humanitarian law during its Gaza offensive. Speaking after Israel complained that the inquiry was biased, Maliki said the Palestinians were confident in the commission,...
  • Israelis, Palestinians begin new talks to end Gaza war August 12, 2014

    Gaza: Israeli and Palestinian negotiators resumed indirect talks mediated by Egypt on Monday to end a month-old Gaza war, Egypt's state news agency said, after a new 72-hour truce held for a day. Israeli negotiators flew in and out of Cairo on Monday, an Egyptian official said, but no details were...
  • Israel, Palestinians launch new three-day truce August 11, 2014

    Gaza: Israel and the Palestinians held their fire early on Monday at the start of a new 72-hour ceasefire proposed by Egypt that took effect at 2100 GMT. There were no immediate reports of breaches of the ceasefire although Hamas claimed it fired rockets as far as the Tel Aviv area...
  • Palestinians accept new 72-hour cease-fire offer August 10, 2014

    Cairo: Palestinian negotiators on Sunday said they had accepted an Egyptian proposal for a new 72-hour truce with Israel, clearing the way for a possible resumption of talks on a long-term ceasefire arrangement in the Gaza Strip. Israel had walked away from ceasefire talks over the weekend, after militants resumed their...
  • Renewed fighting jeopardizes Gaza truce efforts August 10, 2014

    Gaza: An Israeli air strike killed a Palestinian man and wounded seven others on Sunday, medics said, in a third day of renewed fighting that has jeopardized international efforts to achieve a lasting ceasefire in a more than month-old Gaza conflict. The parties remained far apart. Israel refused to send back...
  • Hamas official says not extending 72-hour Gaza truce August 8, 2014

    Cairo: A senior Hamas official said the group has decided not to extend a 72-hour cease-fire with Israel that expires on Friday morning. Before the end of truce, Gaza militants fired two rockets at Israel, the army said. Israel and Hamas have been holding indirect talks in Cairo on new,...
  • Israel agrees to extend Gaza ceasefire August 7, 2014

    Jerusalem:Israel has agreed to extend beyond Friday a 72-hour ceasefire that has halted a month of fighting in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, officials said on Thursday as Egyptian efforts intensified to broker a long-term truce between the two sides. "Israel has agreed to extend a three-day ceasefire in Gaza beyond Friday,"...
  • Gaza truce holds for 2nd day, diplomacy on to secure peace August 6, 2014

    Gaza/Cairo: Palestinians on Wednesday were still coming to terms with the scale of devastation in Gaza on the second day of a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, even as the two sides engaged in Egypt-mediated diplomacy to put an end to a war that has claimed about 2,000 lives. Egyptian officials...
  • US supports 72-hour Israel-Hamas ceasefire in Gaza August 6, 2014

    Washington: Supporting the latest ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip, the US has asked the two sides to abide by their commitment and look towards establishing lasting peace in the region. "The United States certainly supports the latest 72-hour cease-fire proposal that appears both sides are...
  • Israel withdraws troops, 72-hour Gaza truce begins August 5, 2014

    Jerusalem: Israel pulled its ground forces out of the Gaza Strip on Tuesday and began a 72-hour truce with Hamas mediated by Egypt as a first step towards negotiations on a more enduring end to the month-old war. Minutes before the ceasefire started at 8 am (0500 GMT), Hamas launched...
  • Israel, Hamas accept 72-hour Gaza ceasefire plan August 5, 2014

    Jerusalem: Israel and Hamas on Monday accepted an Egyptian ceasefire proposal meant to halt a bruising month-long war that has claimed nearly 2,000 lives, raising hopes that the bloodiest round of fighting between the bitter enemies could finally be coming to an end. Still, both sides signaled a rough road...
  • Palestine, Israel trade charges of breaking Gaza truce August 4, 2014

    Gaza: Palestinians and Israel accused each other of breaking a seven-hour ceasefire intended to allow humanitarian aid into the battered Gaza Strip soon after it came into force on Monday. Palestinians said Israel had bombed a refugee camp in Gaza City, killing an eight-year-old girl and wounding 29 other people, while...
  • Israeli airstrike kills militant leader Daniel Mansour in Gaza August 4, 2014

    Gaza City (Gaza Strip): An Israeli airstrike killed a militant leader in the Gaza Strip on Monday, just hours ahead of an expected seven-hour truce announced by Israel that was meant to open a "humanitarian window" for aid. However, the Israeli military said the cease-fire, which was to start at 10...
  • Censured over shelter deaths, Israel declares 7-hour Gaza truce August 4, 2014

    Gaza/Jerusalem: Israel said it would unilaterally hold fire in most of the Gaza Strip on Monday to facilitate the entry of humanitarian aid and allow some of the hundreds of thousands of Palestinians displaced by an almost four-week-old war to go back to home. The announcement, made first to Palestinian...
  • Ban Ki-moon calls Israeli attack on UN-run school a 'criminal act' August 4, 2014

    United Nations: UN chief Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned an Israeli attack on a UN-run school in the Gaza Strip that killed 10 Palestinians, terming it as a "moral outrage and a criminal act" and demanding that those responsible for the act should be held accountable. "It is a moral outrage...
  • Israel withdraws most troops from Gaza August 4, 2014

    Gaza Strip: Israel withdrew most of its ground troops from the Gaza Strip on Sunday in an apparent winding down of the nearly month-long operation against Hamas that has left more than 1,800 Palestinians and more than 60 Israelis dead. Even as Israel said it was close to completing its...
  • Ten dead in strike on school in new Gaza fighting August 3, 2014

    Gaza:An Israeli air strike killed at least 10 people and wounded about 30 others on Sunday in a UN-run school in the southern Gaza Strip, a Palestinian official said, as dozens died in Israeli shelling of the enclave and Hamas fired rockets at Israel. The Israeli military said it was looking...
  • Israel says has evidence 47 pc of Gaza dead were combatants August 2, 2014

    Jerusalem:Israel has evidence that almost half of Palestinians killed in the 25-day-old Gaza war were combatants, its deputy foreign minister said on Saturday, pushing back against international allegations of a lopsidedly heavy civilian death toll. Gazan human rights groups say at least 80 per cent of the 1,669 Palestinians killed have...