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Cease-fire Talks Begin In Cairo Despite Palestinian Balk

09/24/2014
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Indirect cease-fire negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians resumed in Cairo despite Palestinian threats to suspend them over Israel’s killing of two Palestinians accused in the murder of three Israeli teens.

Kerry To Israel And Palestinians: Comply Completely With Cease-Fire

08/27/2014
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called on Israel and the Palestinians to “fully and completely” comply with the terms of their latest cease-fire.

Cease-Fire Hinges On Strength Of Abbas

Analysts skeptical of PA leader’s ability to monitor Rafa crossing.

08/27/2014
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In agreeing to yet another cease-fire with Hamas on Tuesday, Israel may get the peace and quiet its citizens have longed for during 50 days of fighting, but the long-term outlook — and the future of the Palestinian Authority — is still very much in doubt.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. Getty Images

Rockets Fired From Gaza Into Israel

Israel began targeting sites in Gaza after Hamas rockets violated 24-hour ceasefire extension.

08/19/2014
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Jerusalem — The Israeli military began targeting sites in Gaza after rockets were fired from the coastal strip on the southern Israeli city of Beersheba in violation of a cease-fire extension.

Hamas fires new rockets into Israel during 24-hour ceasefire extension. Getty Images.

Cease-Fire Agreement Expected Next Week

Israel has not confirmed, but Hamas partner Islamic Jihad sees complete truce.

08/15/2014
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A spokesperson for the Islamic Jihad in Gaza said a cease-fire agreement will be signed with Israel next week, though Israeli officials have not confirmed this.

Palestinians buy fruit and vegetables at the Friday morning market during the current cease-fire. Getty Images

Negotiations Progress As Cease-Fire Holds

Sides exchange fire, but extend the truce; Palestinian negotiator reports agreement on 'many points.'

08/14/2014
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Indirect negotiations between Israel and Hamas are moving forward as both sides adhere to a renewed cease-fire.

Head of the Palestinian delegation Azzam al-Ahmed and other negotiators gather in Cairo. Getty Images

Israeli Negotiators Arrive In Cairo

Palestinians’ main demand is for both Israel and Egypt to allow free flow of people, goods into the strip.

08/11/2014
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Jerusalem — Israeli negotiators arrived in Cairo for talks on a permanent truce with Palestinian factions in Gaza, after a 72-hour cease fire remained in place.

A Palestinian man prepares to carry bags of flour he received at a U.N. distribution center. Getty Images

Hamas: Will Resume Fire If Demands Not Met

Indirect negotiations continue in Cairo, but no agreement reached on truce extension.

08/07/2014
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Jerusalem – Hamas said it will resume firing rockets on Israel at the end of a 72-hour cease-fire if its demands are not met.
Hamas official Moussa Abu Marzouk, currently in Cairo for cease-fire talks on a permanent truce, and Hamas head Ismail Haniyeh said Wednesday night that “there is no agreement on the extension of the truce.”

Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri (R) meets with Mideast Quartet envoy Tony Blair (L) in Cairo. Getty Images

What Now? Long-Term Solution To Hamas Unlikely

After cease-fire, analysts split on approaches; can Gaza be demilitarized? Israel’s image seen tarnished for young Americans.

08/06/2014
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Israelis and Palestinians in Gaza remained on edge this week as an unconditional 72-hour Israeli-Hamas truce began Tuesday and analysts predicted a tough road ahead in trying to nail down a peace agreement.

An Israeli soldier gestures in relief Monday near the border with Gaza as Israel began redeploying its troops. Getty Images

Israel Pulls Troops From Gaza

72-hour cease-fire begins after Israel announces that it has destroyed all tunnels into the country from Gaza.

08/05/2014
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Jerusalem — The Israel Defense Forces pulled its troops out of Gaza in observance of a 72-hour cease-fire, as negotiations began on a permanent truce.

An Israeli soldier looks through his binoculars as his tank rolls to a new position on the Gaza border. Getty Images
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