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New Gaza truce agreed by Israel and Hamas

New Gaza truce agreed by Israel and Hamas

Israel and Hamas have agreed to an unconditional 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza from 08:00 (05:00 GMT) on Friday. A joint US and UN statement urged all parties to "act with restraint" until the ceasefire begins. Talks on a more permanent truce are to start in Cairo. Since Israel began its offensive in Gaza on...

Israeli pogrom in Gaza

Israeli pogrom in Gaza

UPON expiry of the 24-hour UN-brokered truce, Israel has resumed its naval, air and ground attack on Gaza since Sunday morning, despite Hamas's announcing a 24-hour ceasefire. During the short-lived lull in hostilities, what Gaza residents, humanitarian and rescue workers and foreign journalists saw was mind-boggling. It was as if demons were let loose...

In war-struck Gaza, civilians struggle to get by

In war-struck Gaza, civilians struggle to get by

Caught in the fighting between Israel and Hamas, Gaza's civilians are increasingly struggling to get by. There is no electricity 21 hours a day because power lines have been hit. Water taps have run dry because there's no power to their fuel pumps and tens of thousands of displaced sleep on the floors...

Hamas-declared ceasefire in Gaza stalls as conflict continues

Hamas-declared ceasefire in Gaza stalls as conflict continues

A 24-hour ceasefire announced by Hamas in Gaza appears to be stalling, with both Palestinian militants and Israel continuing their offensives. Hamas fired more rockets into Israel, accusing it of failing to abide by the ceasefire. Israel rejected the truce, PM Benjamin Netanyahu saying: "Israel will do what it must do to defend its people". More...

Destroy Hamas? Something worse would follow

Destroy Hamas? Something worse would follow

A top Pentagon intelligence official warned on Saturday that the destruction of Hamas would only lead to something more dangerous taking its place, as he offered a grim portrait of a period of enduring regional conflict. The remarks by Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, the outgoing head of the Defence Intelligence Agency, came as Israeli...

Gaza militants launch big rocket salvo at Israel

Gaza militants launch big rocket salvo at Israel

Palestinian militants launched a big rocket salvo at Israel early Sunday, endangering a unilateral cease-fire and opening the way for a possible expansion of the 20-day operation, which has already killed 1,047 Palestinians and 43 Israeli soldiers. The Israeli military said seven rockets were fired at southern Israel early Sunday, after Israel accepted but...

Hamas, NKorea in secret arms deal

Hamas, NKorea in secret arms deal

Hamas militants are attempting to negotiate a new arms deal with North Korea for missiles and communications equipment that will allow them to maintain their offensive against Israel, according to Western security sources. Security officials say the deal between Hamas and North Korea is worth hundreds of thousands of dollars and is being handled...

Truce as deaths in Gaza top 985

Truce as deaths in Gaza top 985

Residents in Gaza are using a 12-hour humanitarian truce to return to their homes, gather essential supplies and search for those trapped in the rubble. At least 85 bodies have been pulled from the rubble during the truce, a Palestinian health official says. That raises the Palestinian death toll to 985 since the Israel-Hamas conflict...

Old story, new twists in Gaza war

Old story, new twists in Gaza war

The third Gaza war is playing out much like the first one more than five years ago: The harrowing civilian toll in Gaza is now at the center of the discourse, eclipsing the rocket attacks by Hamas militants that were the stated reason for the Israeli assault. Then as now, a question persists: Beyond...

Death toll passes 1,000 in Gaza

Death toll passes 1,000 in Gaza

The death toll in Gaza has passed 1,000, Palestinian medical officials say, 19 days after Israel launched an offensive against Hamas militants. It comes amid a 12-hour humanitarian truce, which Gaza residents have been using to gather essential supplies and retrieve bodies buried under rubble. Forty-two Israelis have also been killed since the Israel-Hamas conflict...

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