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Turkish Aid Group IHH To Send New Gaza Blockade-Busting Flotilla

08/12/2014
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A Turkish aid group is sending a flotilla in an attempt to break the Israeli blockage of Gaza, as it did in 2010 with deadly consequences.

U.N. Panel Probing Israel To Include George Clooney’s Fiancee

08/12/2014
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Amal Alamuddin, a British attorney and the fiancee of actor George Clooney, will serve on a U.N. commission investigating Israel for possible war crimes in Gaza.

Negotiators Report Little Progress

In Cairo, Israel calls for another three-day truce; Hamas warns this might be the last one.

08/12/2014
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Negotiators at the Israel-Hamas truce talks in Cairo said they were still far from an agreement.

Palestinian Fatah delegation chief Azzam al-Ahmed leaving negotiations on Aug. 12. Getty Images

'Frozen' - Gaza War Mashup

Israelis find gallows humor in 'Do You Want To Build A Snowman?' turning it into 'Do You Think That Was A Siren?'

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

Israel, Palestinians Agree To 72-Hour Ceasefire

Action aims to get aid into Gaza and fix infrastructure, as well as provide window for more talks, Egypt says.

08/10/2014
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Jerusalem — Israel and Palestinian factions, including Hamas, agreed to a new 72-hour cease-fire.

Smoke raises over Gaza City after an Israeli airstrike. 72-hour ceasefire has been reached. Getty Images.

Cease-Fire Ends

Israel responds to rocket fire as Cairo delegation returns home.

08/08/2014
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Israel renewed its attacks on Hamas targets in Gaza after 21 rockets were launched at Israeli cities at the close of a 72-hour cease-fire.

Smoke billows following an Israeli air strike in Rafah on August 08. Getty Images

Son Of Hamas Founder: Group Uses Human Shields

08/07/2014
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The eldest son of Hamas founder Sheikh Hassan Yousef is siding with Israel in its war with Hamas, saying flatly that Hamas “puts Gaza’s children in front of Israeli tanks …[and] profits from the death of Palestinian children to get sympathy from the Arab world.”

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

Israel Asks U.S. To Help Thwart War Crimes Charges

08/06/2014
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked a visiting congressional delegation today to try to stop the Palestinian Authority from joining the International Criminal Court and then filing war crimes charges against Israel.

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