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  • Across enemy lines, wounded Syrians seek Israeli care

    September 13, 2013 | 9:13 am

    Not a hundred miles from Damascus, a Syrian rebel lies in a hospital bed, an Israeli sentry at the door. Nearby a Syrian mother sits next to her daughter, shot in the back by a sniper.

    What started this year as a trickle is now a steady flow of Syrians, scores of civilians and...

  • Syrian rebels capture 20 U.N. observers [VIDEO]

    March 6, 2013 | 1:30 pm

    Syrian rebels held 20 U.N. officials who monitor the Israel-Syria ceasefire, the first time such officials have been targeted in the insurgency.

    The members of the U.N. Disengagement Observer Force were reviewing damage at an observation post that had been evacuated over the...

  • Talks on details of Israel-Hamas cease-fire resume in Cairo

    November 27, 2012 | 11:33 am

    Negotiators for Israel and Hamas are holding separate talks with Egyptian mediators to iron out the details of last week's cease-fire.

    The talks began Monday in Cairo. The Egyptian-brokered cease-fire between Israel and Hamas in Gaza went into effect last week, ending eight days...

  • Israel, Hamas teams in Cairo for more truce talks

    November 26, 2012 | 10:58 am

    Egyptian mediators began separate talks on Monday with Hamas and with Israel to flesh out details of a ceasefire agreed last week that ended eight days of fighting in the Gaza Strip.

    An Egyptian official told Reuters the talks would discuss Palestinian demands for the opening of...

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  • Israeli reservists frustrated, willing to fight in Gaza again

    November 26, 2012 | 9:29 am

    At 6:30 a.m. on Friday morning, two days after the current round of fighting in the Gaza Strip between Israel and Hamas began, the phone rang in Rafi’s house in Jerusalem, calling him up for reserve service in his combat infantry unit.

    Rafi, 28, who, like all the reservists...

  • Report: Palestinian killed, 19 hurt by IDF gunfire

    November 23, 2012 | 10:15 am

    Israeli soldiers reportedly killed one man and wounded another 19 near the fence which separates Gaza from Israel.

    Troops opened fire in Khan Younis on Friday after "several rioters damaged the fence and attempted to cross into Israel's territory," the IDF spokesperson told...

  • Israel’s battle damage report says Hamas crippled

    November 21, 2012 | 1:17 pm

    Israel's Operation Pillar of Defense has crippled the military power of Gaza's ruling Islamist movement Hamas, the Israeli military said on Wednesday, as an Egyptian-brokered truce halted eight days of combat.

    In a statement, the military named key militant leaders killed by...

  • Ban Ki-moon urges ‘maximum restraint’ after Israel-Hamas ceasefire

    November 21, 2012 | 11:48 am

    U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urged Israel and Hamas to stick to pledges under a cease-fire deal which came into effect on Wednesday to end the eight-day conflict around the Gaza Strip.

    "We urge the parties who agreed to the ceasefire to keep their promises. There may be challenges implementing this agreement," Ban told reporters after talks with King Abdullah at the monarch's residence in the Jordanian capital.

    Ban urged the two sides to exercise "maximum restraint."

  • Cease-fire agreement between Israel and Gaza [FULL TEXT]

    November 21, 2012 | 10:55 am

    Following is the verbatim English text of the ceasefire agreement between Israel and the Palestinians in Gaza that was reached on Wednesday with Egyptian mediation. The text was distributed by the Egyptian presidency.

    Agreement of Understanding For a Ceasefire in the Gaza Strip

    ...
  • Gaza truce deal has Egyptian ‘guarantees,’ an Egyptian source

    November 21, 2012 | 10:19 am

    A ceasefire deal agreed between Israel and the Palestinians in Gaza comes with Egyptian "guarantees," an Egyptian source close to truce talks told Reuters on Wednesday.

    The source also said the truce included an end to "assassinations" and "incursions" and would ease movement of Palestinians. Egypt mediated the deal.

    Reporting by Marwa Awad; Writing by Edmund Blair

  • Clinton says ceasefire comes at ‘critical’ moment

    November 21, 2012 | 10:15 am

    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday the ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinians in Gaza had come at a crucial time for countries of the Middle East.

    "This is a critical moment for the region. Egypt's new government is assuming the responsibility and...

  • Obama commends Netanyahu on ceasefire pledge

    November 21, 2012 | 10:11 am

    President Barack Obama on Wednesday spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and commended him for agreeing to the Egyptian government's ceasefire plan in the Middle East, the White House said.

    Israel and Hamas agreed on Wednesday to a ceasefire brokered by Egypt to...

  • Israel and Hamas agree on cease-fire

    November 21, 2012 | 9:53 am

    Israel and Hamas agreed on Wednesday to a ceasefire brokered by Egypt on the eighth day of intensive Israeli fire on the Gaza Strip and militant rocket attacks out of the enclave, Israeli, Palestinian and Egyptian sources said.

    First word of the truce came from a Palestinian...

  • Bus explodes in Tel Aviv in apparent terror attack; Hamas celebrates

    November 21, 2012 | 6:13 am

    A bomb exploded on a bus in central Tel Aviv on Wednesday, wounding 15 people in what Israeli officials said was a terrorist attack that could complicate efforts to secure a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip.

    Celebratory gunfire rang out across Gaza as the news spread and the...

  • Rockets pound Israel for seventh day

    November 20, 2012 | 9:04 am

    More than 80 rockets were fired at southern Israel in the seventh day since the beginning of Operation Pillar of Defense, including two aimed at Jerusalem.

    An air raid siren sounded in Jerusalem on Tuesday afternoon; two rockets fell in the Gush Etzion area south of Jerusalem....

  • Islamic Jihad leaders killed in strike, Hamas’ Maashal shuns stop to bombings

    November 19, 2012 | 8:11 am

    As Hamas' leader in exile, Khaled Mashaal, brushed off a halt to bombings, Israeli airstrikes hit a Gaza media center and killed several leaders of Islamic Jihad.

    The Israel Air Force's strike Monday evening -- the second on the center in two days -- killed Ramaz Harab, a top...

  • More diplomacy to try to halt Israel-Gaza fighting

    November 18, 2012 | 9:09 pm

    Hostilities between Islamist militants and Israel entered a sixth day on Monday as diplomatic efforts were set to intensify to try to stop rocket fire from the Gaza Strip and Israeli air strikes on Gaza.

    International pressure for a ceasefire seemed certain to mount after the...

  • Israel hits Hamas government buildings, reservists mobilized

    November 17, 2012 | 9:08 am

    Israeli aircraft bombed Hamas government buildings in Gaza on Saturday, including the prime minister's office, after Israel's cabinet authorized the mobilization of up to 75,000 reservists in preparation for a possible ground invasion.

    Palestinian militants in Gaza kept up...

  • Israel requests reservists after rockets target cities

    November 16, 2012 | 11:05 am

    Israeli ministers were on Friday asked to endorse the call-up of up to 75,000 reservists after Palestinian militants nearly hit Jerusalem with a rocket for the first time in decades and fired at Tel Aviv for a second day.

    The rocket attacks were a challenge to Israel's Gaza...

  • Gaza militants use Egyptian-brokered ceasefire to launch 21 rockets into Israel

    November 16, 2012 | 7:50 am

    Palestinian militants reportedly fired 21 rockets from Gaza into Israel during a unilateral ceasefire called by Israel to facilitate a visit to Gaza by Egypt’s prime minister.

    Israel briefly suspended its attacks on Gaza on Friday -- the third day of Israel’s operation Pillar of...

  • Egypt’s Morsi condemns Israel, orders prime minister to Gaza

    November 15, 2012 | 11:42 am

    President Mohamed Morsi condemned Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip as unacceptable aggression on Thursday and ordered Egypt's prime minister to visit the besieged enclave in a show of support for the Palestinians.

    Facing his biggest test since becoming Egypt's first...

  • Egypt condemns Israel attacks on Gaza, demands halt

    November 14, 2012 | 10:39 am

    Egypt's foreign ministry condemned on Wednesday a series of Israeli strikes that killed a Hamas top military commander in the Gaza Strip and called for an immediate halt to the attacks.

    The attacks came despite signs that Egypt had managed to broker a truce between Israel and...

  • Timeline: Israel and Hamas in repeated conflict

    November 14, 2012 | 10:18 am

    Israel and Hamas have been in regular conflict since the rise to prominence of the Palestinian Islamist group, created in 1987 at the start of the first Intifada uprising against Israeli occupation. Here is a timeline of some of the key moments.

    March 22, 2004 - After a wave of...

  • Homs shelled as Syria demands ‘neutral’ U.N. mission

    April 18, 2012 | 7:40 am

    Syria challenged the United Nations chief over the size and scope of a U.N. truce monitoring mission on Wednesday, resisting a larger presence as its army shelled targets in the city of Homs in violation of the ceasefire.

    Despite the seven-day-old truce agreement between government...

  • West pushes U.N. Syria vote despite Russian criticism

    April 13, 2012 | 4:39 pm

    Western powers brushed aside Russian criticism of a U.S.-drafted Security Council resolution authorizing an advance team of U.N. observers to monitor Syria’s fragile ceasefire and said on Friday they hoped to put it to a vote this weekend.

    The U.N. missions of Britain, France and...

  • Israeli retaliatory strikes hit Gaza amid cease-fire

    March 14, 2012 | 10:14 am

    Despite a cease-fire that has held for about a day, Israel’s military struck two sites in Gaza in retaliation for attacks on Israel following a cease-fire announcement.

    Israel’s Air Force fired on what it called two “terrorist activity sites” in northern Gaza early Wednesday...

  • As rocket attacks ease, Netanyahu reiterates his Gaza policy

    March 13, 2012 | 3:44 pm

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, reiterating his policy of responding to Gaza violence, said that Israel “will find” whoever breaks the calm.

    “Our message is clear: Quiet will bring quiet. Whoever violates it or even tries to violate it—we will find him,” Netanyahu said Tuesday...

  • Israel-Gaza truce mostly observed

    March 13, 2012 | 2:25 pm

    An Egyptian-brokered truce between Israel and militant groups in the Gaza Strip was largely observed on Tuesday after four days of violence in which 25 Palestinians were killed and 200 rockets were fired at Israel.

    The number of Palestinian rocket attacks dropped sharply after the...

  • Egypt negotiating between Israel and Gaza factions for ceasefire, diplomats say

    March 12, 2012 | 1:42 pm

    Egyptian intelligence officials have been leading efforts to mediate between Israel and Hamas in the last few days, in order to calm the escalation on the Israel-Gaza border.

    Egyptian diplomats said that there is an effort to bring about a ceasefire by Tuesday morning.

    “We hope that we will succeed to reach quiet tonight,” said one Egyptian diplomat.

    Strategic Affairs Minister Moshe Ya’alon said that Hamas approached Egyptian intelligence and asked to pass a message to Israel regarding the renewal of calm.

    Read more at Haaretz.com.

  • ‘Friends of Syria’ to demand ceasefire

    February 23, 2012 | 6:21 pm

    Western and Arab nations will demand that Syrian forces implement an immediate ceasefire to allow relief supplies to reach desperate civilians in bombarded cities such as Homs when they meet in Tunis on Friday.

    Piling pressure on President Bashar al-Assad, U.N. investigators accused...

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