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  • Israel, Hamas reach unlimited cease-fire

    August 26, 2014 | 9:22 am

    Egypt announced a new cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian groups shortly after an Israeli struck by a Gaza mortar died of his wounds.

    The official Egyptian News Agency announced Tuesday evening that the cease-fire would begin at 7 p.m.

    In the hour leading up to the...

  • Palestinians accuse Israel of violating Gaza truce

    August 15, 2014 | 1:02 pm

    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...

  • Negotiations progress as cease-fire holds

    August 14, 2014 | 9:29 am

    Indirect negotiations between Israel and Hamas are moving forward as both sides adhere to a renewed cease-fire.

    A Palestinian negotiator in Cairo reported agreement “on many points” Thursday, according to the French news agency AFP.

    Rockets were fired from Gaza as a previous...

  • BREAKING: Israeli police confirm rocket fired from Gaza landed in Southern Israel

    August 13, 2014 | 12:15 pm

    Rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip into southern Israel two hours before the deadline of a 72-hour cease-fire between Hamas and Israel.

    One rocket exploded Wednesday night in an unpopulated area of the Shaar Hanegev Regional Council, The Jerusalem Post reported. No damage or...

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  • Little progress reported at Cairo truce talks

    August 12, 2014 | 11:59 am

    Negotiators at the Israel-Hamas truce talks in Cairo said they were still far from an agreement.

    Palestinian officials said Tuesday that the current three-day cease-fire between the sides will be the final one unless Israel and Hamas make progress toward a truce. The cease-fire,...

  • Israelis, Palestinians begin new talks to end Gaza war

    August 11, 2014 | 8:36 am

    Israeli and Palestinian negotiators resumed indirect talks mediated by Egypt on Monday on ending a month-old Gaza war, Egypt's state news agency said, after a new 72-hour truce appeared to be holding.

    The Israeli military said one rocket was launched at the Tel Aviv area, in...

  • Israel, Palestinians launch new three-day truce

    August 10, 2014 | 7:19 pm

    Israel and the Palestinians held their fire early on Monday at the start of a new 72-hour cease-fire proposed by Egypt that took effect at 2100 GMT.

    There were no immediate reports of breaches of the cease-fire although Hamas claimed it fired rockets as far as the Tel Aviv area...

  • Israel says won’t talk under fire, new Gaza truce plan mulled

    August 10, 2014 | 9:09 am

    Israel said on Sunday it was prepared for protracted military action in Gaza and would not negotiate under rocket fire as Egypt crafted a new truce plan to try to keep indirect Israeli-Palestinian talks alive.

    Israeli air strikes and shelling killed three Palestinians in Gaza,...

  • Israel withdraws troops, 72-hour Gaza truce begins

    August 5, 2014 | 8:32 am

    Israel withdrew ground forces from the Gaza Strip on Tuesday and started a 72-hour cease-fire with Hamas mediated by Egypt as a first step towards negotiations on a more enduring end to the month-old war.

    Minutes before the truce began at 8 a.m. (0500 GMT), Hamas launched a salvo...

  • Palestinian fighters raid Israel on Gaza ‘truce’ day

    July 28, 2014 | 10:29 am

    Palestinian fighters slipped into an Israeli village from the Gaza Strip and fought a gun battle with troops on Monday as an unofficial truce called for the Muslim Eid al-Fitr festival disintegrated.

    The clash, in which Israeli television said five gunmen were killed and the...

  • UN condemns Gaza rockets, alarmed by Israel ‘heavy response’

    July 18, 2014 | 12:37 pm

    The United Nations condemned rocket fire into Israel from Gaza that ended a five hour humanitarian truce, but is "alarmed by Israel's heavy response," U.N. political affairs chief Jeffrey Feltman told the U.N. Security Council on Friday.

    "Israel has legitimate security concerns,...

  • Palestinians don’t expect much from Obama visit

    February 26, 2013 | 9:48 am

    Palestinian officials hope the upcoming visit by President Barack Obama will end the current deadlock in the peace process, but are skeptical that the visit will change the situation on the ground.

    Speaking to reporters before a PLO Executive Committee meeting at his Ramallah...

  • 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...

  • Operation Pillar of Defense: Lessons learned

    November 21, 2012 | 2:07 pm

    As Israel and Hamas mostly stilled their guns Wednesday night after reaching a cease-fire agreement, ending eight days of intense bombardment, both sides took home some new lessons about their foes.

    By firing longer-range rockets capable of reaching Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, Hamas...

  • 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...

  • Hamas leader says Israeli onslaught has failed

    November 21, 2012 | 11:53 am

    The exiled leader of Hamas said on Wednesday that Israel had failed in its "adventure" when it launched attacks on Gaza and and accepted truce terms.

    "It failed, praise be to God," Khaled Meshaal told a news conference in Cairo, adding that Israel had "failed in its adventure".

    He was speaking after Egypt announced a truce between the two sides.

  • 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."

  • Netanyahu hints at ‘severe military action’ if truce fails

    November 21, 2012 | 11:16 am

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hinted on Wednesday that if an Egyptian-brokered truce with Islamist militants in Gaza did not work Israel would consider "more severe military action" against the Palestinian territory.

    "I know there are citizens expecting a more severe military action, and perhaps we shall need to do so," Netanyahu told a news conference as the ceasefire ending a weeklong Gaza offensive came into effect.

    Writing by Allyn Fisher-Ilan; editing by Crispian Balmer

  • Clinton meets Netanyahu to seek Gaza truce

    November 20, 2012 | 1:52 pm

    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday and pledged to work for a truce in the Gaza Strip "in the days ahead."

    As the two began late-night talks in Jerusalem, Palestinian rocket fire and Israeli air strikes continued....

  • Meeting Clinton, Netanyahu demands ‘long-term’ Gaza deal

    November 20, 2012 | 1:26 pm

    Israel is prepared to escalate its Gaza Strip offensive but would prefer a long-term diplomatic solution to the threat of rockets from the Palestinian enclave, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday.

    "If there is a possibility of achieving a long-term solution to this...

  • Gaza truce deal not finalized, Israeli government spokesman says

    November 20, 2012 | 9:48 am

    A cease-fire deal with Gaza militants has not been finalized and the "ball is still in play," Israeli government spokesman Mark Regev told CNN on Tuesday.

    "Until you're there, you're not there," he said.

    Shortly before, an Hamas official said a deal had been reached during talks brokered by Egypt, adding that the ceasefire would come into effect at midnight .

    Reporting by Allyn Fisher-Ilan; editing by Crispian Balmer

  • With cease-fire talks proceeding, Israel reportedly holding off on ground invasion

    November 20, 2012 | 9:12 am

    Israel reportedly has held off on a ground invasion of the Gaza Strip in order to give cease-fire talks a chance to work.

    News reports on Tuesday cited an unnamed Israeli official as saying that the ground invasion was delayed as Egypt attempts to negotiate a cease-fire between...

  • Gaza militants signal truce with Israel after rockets

    November 12, 2012 | 4:56 pm

    Palestinian militants indicated they were ready for a truce with Israel on Monday to defuse a growing crisis after four days of rocket strikes from the Gaza Strip into the south of the Jewish state.

    There was no immediate response from Israel which has warned it is ready to ramp...

  • Air strikes, car bombs wreck last day of Syrian ‘truce’

    October 29, 2012 | 4:30 pm

    Syrian jets bombed parts of Damascus on Monday in what residents said were the capital's fiercest air raids yet, at the end of what was supposed to be a four-day truce.

    "More than 100 buildings have been destroyed, some leveled to the ground," said opposition activist Moaz...

  • Rockets fired from Gaza hit Israel despite truce

    June 26, 2012 | 3:48 pm

    Four rockets were fired from Gaza at a Jewish community in the Negev.

    The Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted two of the four rockets fired at Netivot Tuesday evening. The others landed in open areas and did not cause any damage, according to reports.

    On Tuesday morning a...

  • Despite truce, rockets still falling on Israel

    June 24, 2012 | 3:45 pm

    Rockets continued to fall on southern Israel despite a truce with Gazan terrorist groups.

    The Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted five rockets fired at Ashkelon shortly after the truce, which was mediated by Egypt, went into effect at 8 p.m. Sunday. Several rockets also hit...

  • Cross-border violence continues between Israel and Gaza

    June 22, 2012 | 8:41 am

    An Israeli air strike killed a Palestinian militant and wounded two men in the Gaza Strip on Friday, Israel and Hamas medical officials said, two days after an Egyptian-brokered truce had calmed an outbreak of cross-border violence.

    The strike in central Gaza followed the firing of...

  • Hamas says it is ready for Egypt-brokered truce

    June 20, 2012 | 1:53 pm

    Palestinian Hamas militants announced on Wednesday they were ready to stop the latest round of cross-border violence as long as Israel followed suit, in a statement issued after Israeli air strikes killed two Palestinians in the Gaza Strip in a third day of fighting.

    “Responding to...

  • Call for Friday protests is first test of Syria truce

    April 12, 2012 | 5:36 pm

    Syrian opposition activists called mass protests for Friday to test a fragile, day-old ceasefire by President Bashar al-Assad’s forces, and international pressure mounted for Damascus to fully comply with a U.N.-backed peace plan.

    Anxious to build on a truce between the armed forces...

  • 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...

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