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Israeli Airstrike Kills 3 Senior Hamas Leaders

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip  — An Israeli airstrike in Gaza killed three senior commanders of the Hamas military wing on Thursday, the group said, in what is likely to be a major blow to the organization's morale and a significant achievement for Israel's intelligence agency. The pre-dawn strike leveled a four-story house in the southern town of Rafa... more

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas

Israelis, Palestinians Resume Talks on Gaza Deal

CAIRO - Palestinian and Israeli negotiators in Cairo resumed indirect talks on Tuesday, trying to hammer out a roadmap for the war-torn Gaza Strip after Egypt announced a 24-hour extension of the cease-fire to allow more time for negotiations. The extension of the truce fanned hopes of an emerging deal, however vague, though wide gaps remain on... more

Smoke from Israeli strikes rises over Gaza City, in the northern Gaza Strip, in the northern Gaza Strip, Wednesday, July 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

Israel, Hamas Weigh Cairo Offer as Deadline Looms

CAIRO — Egyptian mediators raced Wednesday to pin down a long-term cease-fire between Israel and Hamas to prevent more fighting in the Gaza war when the current truce expires at midnight. The two sides were considering an Egyptian proposal that partially addresses their demands, but deep differences have kept the deal in doubt. Two hours befor... more

Smoke from Israeli strikes rises over Gaza City, in the northern Gaza Strip, in the northern Gaza Strip, Wednesday, July 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

Why the US Military Puts Israel, Gaza in Europe

Most Middle Eastern countries, including Lebanon, Syria and Jordan fall under U.S. Central Command's area of responsibility. But Israel and the Palestinian territories, including Gaza and the West Bank, fall under U.S. European Command's AOR. One of the reasons is because American military officials want to cultivate relationships with their co... more

Smoke and fire rise from an Israeli missile strike in Rafah, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Eyad Baba)

Cease-fire Takes Effect to End Gaza War

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — An Israel-Hamas cease-fire, meant to last three days, went into effect on Tuesday in the Gaza Strip, setting the stage for talks in Cairo aimed at reaching a broader deal on a sustainable truce and the rebuilding of the battered coastal territory. The temporary truce, agreed to by both sides, started at 8 a.m. (0500 GMT)... more

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