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Smoke rises after a building is hit by an Israeli air strike in the southern Gaza Strip. (SAID KHATIB/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S., U.N. Announce Deal On 12-Hour Gaza Cease-Fire

Humanitarian cease-fire begins Friday; organizers hope it will lead to peace talks.

07/31/2014

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pauses during a press conference at the Defense Ministry in Tel Aviv on July 28, 2014. (credit: GIL COHEN MAGEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Netanyahu: ‘We Are Determined To Complete This Mission With Or Without A Ceasefire’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the military will dismantle the Hamas tunnel network in the Gaza Strip “with or without a ceasefire.”

07/31/2014

The Israel Defense Forces have declared their “mission accomplished” as they withdraw their ground forces on Tuesday for a three-day cease-fire in Gaza. (Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)

Poll: Twice As Many Americans Blame Hamas For Gaza Violence Than Israel

Amid calls for a cease-fire in in the Gaza Strip, more than twice as many Americans say that Hamas (40 percent) is responsible for the current violence in comparison to just 19 percent who blame Israel.

07/29/2014

An Israeli security officer walks past burning tires as at least 10,000 Palestinian protesters marching against Israel's military offensive in the Gaza Strip clash with Israeli soldiers and border police at the Israeli Qalandiya checkpoint, between Jerusalem and Ramallah, early on July 25, 2014. (credit: ABBAS MOMANI/AFP/Getty Images)

Expert: ‘Conflict Sharpening Tensions’ Between American Jews And Palestinians

The Israel-Hamas conflict in Gaza has caused a growing divide between the two communities in some European countries, with violence and vandalism erupting throughout the region. Protests so far in the United States over the conflict have been peaceful, but experts explain that synagogues and mosques could be targeted here amid the growing conflict.

07/28/2014

Palestinian protesters block a main road used by Jewish settlers in the West Bank. (HAZEM BADER/AFP/Getty Images)

Israel And Hamas Agree To 12-Hour Cease-Fire

The temporary lull in the fighting follows a “Day of Rage” across the Palestinian territories.

07/25/2014

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan ridiculed Israel’s ground invasion of Gaza, accusing the Israeli government of “barbarism that surpasses Hitler.” (Photo credit should read Martijn Beekman/AFP/Getty Images)

Turkish Prime Minister: Israel Has ‘Surpassed What Hitler Did To Them’

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan ridiculed Israel’s ground invasion of Gaza, accusing the Israeli government of “barbarism that surpasses Hitler.”

07/25/2014

The FAA imposed a ban on U.S. airline flights into and out of Israel after a Hamas rocket landed near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport.  (GIL COHEN MAGEN/AFP/Getty Images)

FAA Lifts Ban On U.S. Flights To Israel

Says U.S. will continue to closely monitor the situation.

07/24/2014

The United States expects Turkey to step up in the fight against the Islamic State group now that Turkey has secured the release of 49 hostages held by the militants, Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday.  (credit: ABBAS MOMANI/AFP/Getty Images)

Kerry, Aides Undergo Metal Detector Screening Before Meeting With Egyptian President

Secretary of State John Kerry defied a Federal Aviation Administration ban and flew into Israel’s main airport Wednesday in a sign of sheer will to achieve a cease-fire agreement in the warring Gaza Strip despite little evidence of progress in ongoing negotiations aimed at halting fighting that’s left at least 31 Israelis and 650 Palestinians dead.

07/23/2014

An Israeli Merkava tank rolls near the Israeli-Gaza Strip border, on July 21, 2014. (credit: JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Israeli Defense Minister Pledges To Keep Fighting Hamas ‘As Long As Necessary’

The top Hamas leader in the Gaza Strip signaled Monday that the Islamic militant group will not agree to an unconditional cease-fire with Israel, while Israel’s defense minister pledged to keep fighting “as long as necessary” – raising new doubt about the highest-level mediation mission in two weeks.

07/21/2014

(Photo credit: JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Deaths Mount in Gaza

Gaza health officials now say 435 Palestinians have been killed in the 13-day-old conflict with Israel, and about 3,000 wounded.

07/20/2014

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