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Permanent Gaza ceasefire agreed, no Confirmation from Hamas

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – An Israeli official said on Thursday there is an agreement for a comprehensive Gaza ceasefire starting on Friday. In Gaza, there was no immediate confirmation from Hamas and other Palestinian militant groups that they had agreed to … read more

Egypt says Gaza cease-fire bid alive .

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s foreign minister says its proposal for a cease-fire between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas is gaining momentum, calling it the only viable way to stop an “intolerable humanitarian situation” in Gaza. “The plan has … read more

Homes of senior Hamas leaders targets by Israel

Israel on Wednesday intensified air attacks on Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip following a failed Egyptian cease-fire effort, targeting the homes of four senior leaders of the Islamic militant movement. It also told tens of thousands of residents to … read more

Israel will exert “great force” against Gaza’s Hamas

Israel’s leader says the country will exert “great force” against Gaza’s Hamas rulers after the Islamic militants rejected a truce agreement. Israel halted its fire for six hours Tuesday after accepting an Egyptian truce proposal. But with Hamas continuing to … read more

Palestinian rocket fire persists after Israel agrees to Gaza truce

Palestinian militants fired rockets at Israel on Tuesday after it agreed to an Egyptian proposal to end the week-old Gaza conflict, and a Hamas leader said the Islamist group was still undecided on whether to accept the ceasefire. Under the … read more

Netanyahu warns Hamas on rejecting truce

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warns Hamas that Israel will intensify its week-long campaign against Gaza militants if Hamas rejects an Egyptian-proposed cease-fire. The truce was supposed to go into effect early on Tuesday morning but the Israeli military says … read more

Obama praised Egypt’s proposal for a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas

President Barack Obama praised Egypt’s proposal Monday for a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip, telling Muslim-Americans that he’s hopeful that the plan can restore calm in the wake of a deadly wave of violence. “We’re … read more

Egypt proposes cease-fire between Israel & Hamas

Egypt presented a cease-fire plan Monday to end a week of heavy fighting between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip that has left at least 185 people dead, and both sides said they were seriously considering the proposal. … read more

Israel stepped up its offensive on the Hamas-run Gaza Strip

Israel stepped up its offensive on the Hamas-run Gaza Strip on Wednesday, pummeling scores of targets and killing at least 14 people as Israeli leaders signaled a weeks-long ground invasion could be quickly approaching. The military said it struck about … read more

Egypt sentences 3 Al-Jazeera reporters to 7 years

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has convicted three journalists for Al-Jazeera English and sentenced them to seven years in prison each on terrorism-related charges. The three of them — Australian correspondent Peter Greste, Canadian-Egyptian acting Cairo bureau chief Mohammed … read more