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  • Egypt state media announces Gaza war cease-fire

    August 26, 2014 8:57 AM

    CAIRO - Egyptian state media has announced a cease-fire between Hamas and Israel to halt the seven-week Gaza war, which has killed over 2,200 people. Both Egyptian state television and the state news agency MENA announced the deal Tuesday night. Both said it begins at 7 p.m. local time (1600... more »
  • Hamas chief backs International Criminal Court bid

    August 23, 2014 10:30 AM

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - A senior Hamas leader says the group signed a pledge to back any Palestinian bid to join the International Criminal Court. Such a step could expose Israel - as well as Hamas - to war crimes investigations. Moussa Abu Marzouk wrote on his Facebook page... more »
  • Hamas says 3 senior leaders killed in Gaza strike

    August 21, 2014 2:09 AM

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - The Islamic militant group Hamas says three of its senior military leaders have been killed in an Israeli airstrike in the Gaza Strip. Hamas says in a text message sent to media that the three - Mohammed Abu Shamaleh, Mohammed Barhoum and Raed al-Attar -... more »
  • Israel, Gaza militants trade fire after talks fail Play Video

    August 20, 2014 2:05 AM

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Palestinian militants are firing rockets from Gaza and Israel is launching airstrikes following the end of a cease-fire and the collapse of talks aimed at a lasting truce. Palestinian militants fired at least 7 rockets at Israel Wednesday, the military said. Some 30 airstrikes were... more »
  • Israelis, Palestinians resume talks on Gaza deal Play Video

    August 19, 2014 2:40 AM

    CAIRO, Egypt - Palestinian and Israeli negotiators in Cairo are trying to hammer out a roadmap for the Gaza Strip after Egypt announced a 24-hour extension of the cease-fire to allow more time for the talks. The extension of the truce fanned hopes of an emerging deal, however vague, though... more »
  • Gaza truce extension fans hope of Cairo talks deal Play Video

    August 14, 2014 2:05 AM

    CAIRO, Egypt - A five-day extension of a Gaza truce appears to be holding despite a rocky start, fanning cautious optimism of progress in Israel-Hamas negotiations in Cairo. It's the longest cease-fire yet since the war broke out last month in the Gaza Strip. The fighting has so far killed... more »
  • Hamas and Israeli truce continues a second day

    August 12, 2014 4:47 PM

    JERUSALEM - A temporary truce between Israel and Hamas is about to expire in a day, and a negotiation is still not determined between the two enemies. The talks are meditated through Egypt, which claims they are not sure whether any progress is being made. Israeli officials retunred to... more »
  • Gaza talks to continue in Cairo as truce holds

    August 12, 2014 2:56 AM

    JERUSALEM, Israel - A temporary Israel-Hamas truce is holding for a second day as marathon, indirect negotiations on a lasting cease-fire and a long-term solution for the battered Gaza Strip are to resume in Cairo. Israel Radio says the Israeli delegation would return to the Egyptian capital on Tuesday after... more »
  • Cease-fire holding in Gaza between Israel, Hamas Play Video

    August 11, 2014 2:00 AM

    JERUSALEM, Israel - Israel says a new cease-fire with the militant Hamas group is holding in the Gaza Strip, a day after the two sides agreed to resume talks in Cairo. The military says no rockets were fired Monday at Israel and that the military hasn't targeted any locations in... more »
  • After truce, rockets fired at Israel from Gaza Play Video

    August 8, 2014 1:56 AM

    JERUSALEM, Israel - The Israeli military says Gaza militants have fired a barrage of at least five rockets at southern Israel shortly after a three-day truce between Israel and Hamas expired. The military says one rocket was intercepted over the city of Ashkelon, and the other rockets hit open areas.... more »
  • Hamas leader at Gaza rally: War not over yet Play Video

    August 7, 2014 1:59 AM

    GAZA CITY, Gaza City - A senior Hamas official has told supporters at a Gaza City rally that the war with Israel won't be over until the group's political demands are met. The official, Mushir al-Masri, said Thursday that "our fingers are on the trigger and our rockets are trained... more »
  • Israel resumes Gaza airstrikes as cease-fire ends

    August 4, 2014 11:28 AM

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - The Israeli military says it has resumed its attacks on the Gaza Strip, ending a self-declared, seven-hour cease-fire that was in effect for much of the day. The Israeli military announced it resumed its attacks Monday night. Israel said it declared the cease-fire to allow... more »
  • Israel vows to destroy Hamas tunnels

    July 31, 2014 7:56 AM

    JERUSALEM, Israel - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the military will dismantle the Hamas tunnel network in the Gaza Strip "with or without a cease-fire." Netanyahu said Thursday he will not accept any truce that won't allow Israel to complete its mission of destroying the sophisticated tunnel network, which... more »
  • Gaza strike kills 15, wounds 150 Play Video

    July 30, 2014 3:20 AM

    JEBALIYA REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip - Gaza health officials say 15 people have been killed and more than 150 wounded by an Israeli airstrike in a crowded shopping area. The Israeli military had no immediate comment. Gaza health ministry official Ashraf al-Kidra says the area was busy Wednesday because residents... more »
  • Gaza official: At least 100 killed today in Gaza

    July 29, 2014 8:06 AM

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - A Palestinian health official says at least 100 Palestinians have been killed in the fighting in Gaza today. The high death toll comes as Israel has escalated its military offensive in the coastal strip. Gaza health official Ashraf al-Kidra says the toll counts those killed... more »
  • With Israel at war, US lawmakers give full support

    July 29, 2014 2:17 AM

    WASHINGTON - Members of Congress are falling over one another to show their support for Israel. While much of the rest of the world watches the Gaza war in horror and scrambles for a cease-fire, U.S. lawmakers are pressing the Obama administration to take no action that puts pressure on... more »
  • Israel targets symbols of Hamas control in Gaza

    July 29, 2014 1:54 AM

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Israeli aircraft, tanks and navy gunboats pounded symbols of Hamas control in Gaza City in the heaviest night of bombardment in three weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting. The strikes early Tuesday hit the home of the top Hamas leader in Gaza, Ismail Haniyeh, as well as... more »
  • Israeli PM speaks of 'prolonged' campaign in Gaza

    July 28, 2014 12:19 PM

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Israel's prime minister says Israelis must be "ready for a prolonged campaign" against Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Benjamin Netanyahu also said in a televised speech Monday that a demilitarization of Gaza must be part of any future solution in the territory. Meanwhile, a strike... more »
  • Relative lull in Gaza as UN calls for cease-fire Play Video

    July 28, 2014 2:03 AM

    JERUSALEM, Israel - Israel and Hamas have lowered the pace of the fighting in the three-week-old Gaza war as international efforts intensify to end the conflict that has already killed 1,030 Palestinians and 43 Israeli soldiers. The Israeli military said Monday it hasn't carried out any attacks in Gaza since... more »
  • Israel Cabinet discusses cease-fire

    July 25, 2014 2:12 AM

    JERUSALEM, Israel - An Israeli defense official says the Security Cabinet is meeting to discuss international cease-fire efforts, but also the option of expanding its eight-day-old ground operation in Gaza. He spoke on condition of anonymity because Friday's deliberations are taking place behind closed doors. The office of Israeli Prime... more »
  • FAA lifts ban on US flights to Israel Play Video

    July 24, 2014 2:02 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. flights to Israel, which it had imposed out of concern over the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets. The agency made its decision late Wednesday after working with other U.S. government entities to assess the... more »
  • Gaza fighting rages amid cease-fire bid Play Video

    July 24, 2014 1:59 AM

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Israeli tanks and warplanes are pummeling the Gaza Strip as U.S. and other diplomats push for a cease-fire with Hamas militants. Gaza police say an infant boy was among those killed when Israeli fighter jets struck the Jabaliya refugee camp early Thursday. Palestinian health officials... more »
  • Gaza battle rages as US pushes for truce

    July 23, 2014 12:42 PM

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Even as Secretary of State John Kerry reports progress in efforts to work out a truce, Israeli troops have been battling Hamas militants near a town in the southern Gaza Strip. The fighting forced dozens of families to flee. A Palestinian health official says at... more »
  • Gaza families plead for evacuation amid battle

    July 23, 2014 2:00 AM

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Dozens of Palestinian families trapped by clashes between Hamas militants and Israeli troops are scrambling to flee a southern Gaza Strip neighborhood as Israel reported that two more of its soldiers have died in the conflict. The Palestinian Red Crescent says it's trying to evacuate... more »
  • US wants international push for Mideast cease-fire Play Video

    July 22, 2014 1:59 AM

    CAIRO, Egypt - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is hoping to get international support for a Mideast cease-fire. But he acknowledges the differences between Israel and Hamas run very deep and must be addressed in any long-term solution. The U.S. stepped up calls Monday for a global push to... more »
  • Gaza official says Israeli shells hit hospital Play Video

    July 21, 2014 2:14 AM

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - A Palestinian health official says Israeli tank shells have struck a hospital in the central Gaza Strip, killing four people and wounding 60. He says shells landed in the administration building, the intensive care unit and the surgery department. He says 30 of the... more »
  • Israel says 13 soldiers killed in Gaza fighting

    July 20, 2014 11:11 AM

    JERUSALEM - The Israeli military says 13 soldiers have been killed in fighting with Hamas militants in Gaza. The military says the soldiers were killing during its ground offensive Sunday. The deaths bring the total Israeli military casualties to 18. Two civilians have been killed by mortar and rocket attacks... more »
  • Israel PM: Military ready to expand Gaza offensive Play Video

    July 18, 2014 4:00 AM

    JERUSALEM, Israel - Israel's prime minister says he has ordered the military to prepare for a "significant expansion" of its ground operation against Gaza militants. Benjamin Netanyahu said Friday that the military has been instructed to deliver a blow to the Hamas tunnel network, which it could not do "only... more »
  • Israel says it has sent ground troops to Gaza

    July 17, 2014 3:02 PM

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - The Israeli military says it has launched a ground offensive in Gaza. The army said in a statement late Thursday that after 10 days of Hamas attacks, it has "initiated a ground operation within the Gaza Strip." The army says the objective is to strike... more »
  • Israel says it foiled attack by Gaza infiltrators

    July 17, 2014 2:10 AM

    JERUSALEM, Israel - The Israeli military says it thwarted an attack by 13 Gaza militants who sneaked into Israel through a tunnel. Lt. Col. Peter Lerner, a military spokesman, says the militants were identified some 820 feet inside Israel and were struck by Israeli aircraft. Lerner said the military believed... more »
  • US using all means to get Israel cease-fire

    July 16, 2014 5:05 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says the United States will use all of its diplomatic resources and relationships to secure a deal on a cease-fire to end violence between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Obama says the U.S. supports Egypt's continued efforts to restore the 2012 cease-fire. He... more »
  • Israeli attack kills 4 Gaza youths on coastal road

    July 16, 2014 10:53 AM

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Palestinian officials say Israeli naval fire has killed four youths and wounded seven other people on a coastal road near a beach in the Gaza Strip. Gaza Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf Al Kedra says the four killed today were all under the age of 18,... more »
  • Israel targets homes of senior Hamas leaders Play Video

    July 16, 2014 2:08 AM

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - A Hamas website says Israel has fired missiles at the homes of four of its senior leaders as it resumed bombardment of Gaza, following a failed Egyptian cease-fire effort. Health officials say the Palestinian death toll in nine days of fighting has reached 204. Wednesday's... more »
  • Israel accepts cease-fire to end Gaza conflict, Hamas declines Play Video

    July 15, 2014 1:58 AM

    JERUSALEM, Israel - The Israeli Cabinet has accepted an Egyptian proposal for a cease-fire to end a week of conflict with Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip that has killed 185 Palestinians and exposed millions of Israelis to Hamas rocket fire. The office of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the... more »
  • Kerry opts against a Mideast mediation trip Play Video

    July 15, 2014 1:55 AM

    VIENNA - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has decided not to make an immediate trip to the Middle East to push diplomatic efforts toward a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas. For several days Kerry has been weighing whether to extend his current diplomatic swing of Asia and Europe. U.S.... more »
  • Israel escalates aerial offensive on Gaza

    July 10, 2014 4:26 AM

    JERUSALEM, Israel- Israel dramatically escalated its aerial assault in Gaza, now in its 3rd day, hitting hundreds of Hamas targets as its missile defense system once again intercepted rockets. Military spokesman Peter Lerner said Thursday that Israel struck more than 300 Hamas targets overnight, focusing on underground tunnel networks and... more »
  • Israel hits key Hamas targets in Gaza offensive

    July 9, 2014 5:10 AM

    JERUSALEM, Israel - The Israeli army is intensifying its offensive on Hamas in the Gaza Strip today. The army says it's attacked more than 160 sites in Gaza, including 118 concealed rocket launch sites, six Hamas compounds and 10 militant commander centers. Since the offensive began Tuesday, Israel says it's... more »
  • Hamas vows revenge after 7 members killed

    July 7, 2014 2:14 AM

    JERUSALEM, Israel - The Islamic militant group Hamas that rules Gaza has vowed revenge for the death of seven of its members in an airstrike. Hamas' said "the enemy will pay a tremendous price," referring to Israel. The group said its men were killed in a tunnel. Two militants from... more »
  • Obama condemns terror against teens in Mideast

    June 30, 2014 3:42 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is condemning what he calls a "senseless act of terror against innocent youth" in the Mideast and offering U.S. help to find those who killed three teenagers. Obama is extending condolences to the families of the teens found by the Israeli military on Monday, two... more »
  • Hamas official says shooting won't affect truce

    November 23, 2012 3:15 PM

    CAIRO - A top Hamas official says today's shooting incident along Israel's border with Gaza won't affect the cease-fire that took effect two days ago. Israeli troops today fired on Gazans who were surging toward a border fence, killing one person. A Gaza health official says 19 others were wounded... more »
  • Gaza militant group says top fighter killed

    November 19, 2012 10:24 AM

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad says an Israeli strike on a Gaza media center has killed one of its top militant leaders. Monday's strike in downtown Gaza City was part of a widening 6-day-old offensive meant to quell Hamas rocket fire. It's the second strike... more »
  • Israel hits dozens of targets in Gaza

    November 14, 2012 12:08 PM

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Israel has been hitting dozens of targets in Gaza, in the most intense attack since an Israeli offensive four years ago. Earlier today, an Israeli airstrike killed the commander of the Hamas military wing in Gaza. The killing marks a dramatic resumption of Israel's policy... more »

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