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Palestinians announce long-term Gaza truce

Palestinians rest amid the rubble of the 15-story Basha Tower that was leveled in early morning Israeli airstrikes, in Gaza City, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. AP

The Palestinians said Tuesday they had reached agreement with Israel on a “permanent” halt to seven weeks of bloodshed in and around Gaza although Israel was silent on the claimed deal.

Posted: August 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Palestinians to quit Gaza talks if Israel no-show

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A Palestinian negotiator said his team will quit Egyptian-brokered talks on a deal to end the Gaza war later Sunday unless Israeli negotiators return to Cairo.

Posted: August 10th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

At least 10 killed in strike on UN school in Gaza—medics

Palestinians carry injured people following an Israeli military strike on a UN school in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip on August 3, 2014.  AFP

At least 10 people were killed Sunday in a fresh strike on a UN school in southern Gaza which was sheltering Palestinians displaced by an Israeli military offensive, medics said.

Posted: August 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Israel withdraws, rotates some troops from Gaza – army

The sun rises while birds fly over Gaza City, Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014. The Israeli military said Sunday that an Israeli soldier it previously believed had been captured by Hamas fighters in a Gaza ambush had in fact been killed in battle that day.  AP

Israel has begun withdrawing some ground troops from the Gaza Strip and redeploying others but the mission was ongoing, an army spokesman told AFP on Sunday.

Posted: August 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Israel says ‘no point’ in negotiating Gaza truce

Palestinians, standing on an adjacent building, inspect the rubble of the Imam Al Shafaey mosque, destroyed in an overnight Israeli strike, in Gaza City, northern Gaza Strip, Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. AP

An Israeli Cabinet minister says there is “no point” in trying to reach a Gaza truce with Hamas and that Israel won’t send a delegation to planned cease-fire talks in Cairo.

Posted: August 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »