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Israel-Hamas cease-fire gives each side enough to claim success


Israel agrees to end hostilities on land, sea and air and to halt targeted assassinations of militant leaders. Palestinians agree to stop rocket and border attacks... An Egyptian-brokered cease-fire agreement to end eight days of clashes between Israel and the Islamist group Hamas in the Gaza Strip relies heavily on the goodwill of two of the Middle East's bitterest enemies, but gave each enough to claim success.


Obama warns against 'ramping up' in Gaza crisis

Gaza Strip

President Barack Obama said Sunday an incursion by Israel's forces into the Gaza Strip could only deepen its death toll, cautioning against an escalation even as he defended the Jewish state's right to defend itself. Obama also warned Palestinians the crisis could crush peace hopes for years.


White House says Israel 'has right to defend itself'

An Obama aide says the U.S. and Israel both want an end to the rocket fire that's coming from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip.


As Hamas rockets fly, Israel moves toward ground invasion of Gaza Strip

Gaza Strip

Israel continued its aerial assault on targets in the Hamas-ruled Gaza strip early Saturday, launching 200 airstrikes aimed at smuggling tunnels under the enclave's border with Egypt and what the Israeli military said were four Hamas buildings, including the group's headquarters, a police station and a commander's house. Witnesses reported that the offices of Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh were destroyed.


Rockets land near Jerusalem in escalation of Gaza fighting


Palestinian militants for the first time targeted the holy city of Jerusalem on Friday with rocket fire as Israel and the Islamist group Hamas inched closer to all-out war.


Israel kills Hamas military chief

Israel Gaza Attack

The head of the military wing of the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas has been killed during Israeli air and naval strikes in the Gaza Strip. Ahmed Said Khalil al-Jabari and another Hamas official died when the car they were in was hit in Gaza City. It follows a wave of rocket attacks against Israel from the territory.


After 4 Years, Egypt Reopens Border With Gaza

After 4 Years, Egypt Reopens Border With Gaza

Hundreds of Palestinian residents of the Gaza Strip arrived here by the busload on Saturday to pass through the reopened border into Egypt, taking a tangible step out of a four-year Israeli blockade.


WikiLeaks hints at Israeli-Palestinian cooperation

A cable just released by WikiLeaks suggests close cooperation between Israel and forces loyal to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas when rival Hamas militants overran the Gaza Strip three years ago.


Hamas: Obama's call to ease Gaza blockade "meaningless"

Islamic Hamas movement on Thursday described the US President Barack Obama's call for easing Israeli blockade on the Gaza Strip as "meaningless." Obama made the remarks following a meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud ...


Israeli warplanes bomb Gaza Strip: witnesses

Israeli warplanes bomb Gaza Strip: witnesses

Israeli warplanes carried out at least five missile attacks on the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip on Friday, Palestinian witnesses said.


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