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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 »

Israel, Gaza violence defies truce ‘deal’

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Israeli jets bombed targets across Gaza early Thursday, retaliating to Palestinian rocket attacks in spiraling violence that left a truce extension teetering on the brink of collapse.

Posted: August 14th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Israel, Hamas resume fire after 3-day Gaza truce

A Palestinian walks into a house, destroyed by an Israeli strike in the Gaza City neighborhood of Shijaiyah, Gaza Strip, as the national flag flies on the rubble, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. AP

Israel and Gaza militants resumed cross-border attacks on Friday, after a three-day truce expired and Egyptian-brokered talks on a new border deal for blockaded Gaza hit a deadlock.

Posted: August 8th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Israel-Hamas truce ends; talks on Gaza deadlocked

A Palestinian boy surveys the destruction of buildings at a residential neighborhood, in Beit Lahiya, northern Gaza Strip, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. Hamas held on Thursday its first public rally since a cease-fire with Israel, with Hamas official Mushir al-Masri, vowing the militant group would never give up its arms and will continue to fight until the Gaza Strip blockade is lifted. (AP)

A three-day truce between Israel and Hamas has expired after indirect talks in Cairo on new border arrangements for the blockaded Gaza Strip hit a deadlock.

Posted: August 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Israel approves four-hour extension of Gaza truce—TV

Palestinians gather around the rubble of a building where at least 20 members of the Al Najar extended family were killed by an Israeli strike in Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip, Saturday, July 26, 2014. At least 20 members of an extended family, including at least 10 children, were killed by tank fire that hit a building on the edge of town, said Palestinian health official Ashraf al-Kidra. A brief cease-fire Saturday in the Gaza war between Israel and Hamas militants allowed thousands to return home to see the destruction. AP

Israel’s security cabinet has approved a four-hour extension of a temporary truce in Gaza, prolonging an initial 12-hour ceasefire until midnight, Israeli television reported on Saturday.

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