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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Israelis Skeptical of PM's Gaza Victory Claim

JERUSALEM - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's claim that Israel achieved a "great military and political" victory over Hamas in the latest round of fighting in the Gaza Strip has met with skepticism from many Israelis, according to a poll published Thursday. The poll, published in the left-leaning Haaretz newspaper, shows that 54 per cent of ... more

Palestinians chant slogans as they gather to celebrate the cease-fire in Gaza City, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

Israel, Hamas Agree to Open-Ended Gaza Cease-Fire

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israel and Hamas agreed Tuesday to an open-ended cease-fire, halting a seven-week war that killed more than 2,200 people, the vast majority Palestinians, left tens of thousands in Gaza homeless and devastated entire neighborhoods in the blockaded territory. Hamas declared victory and bursts of celebratory gunfire erupte... more

Israeli strike in northern Gaza Strip

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

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