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Israel lets food, goods back into Gaza as Egypt pushes truce

GAZA (Reuters) – Israel allowed commercial goods back into the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, in a sign of an easing of tensions as neighboring Egypt pursued a long-term ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, the Palestinian enclave’s dominant armed faction. A truck carrying goods arrives at Kerem Shalom crossing in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip August 15, 2018. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu ...

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Israel, Hamas agree truce to end Gaza flare-up: Palestinian officials

GAZA/SDEROT, Israel (Reuters) – Israel and Hamas, the Islamist group that rules the Gaza Strip, agreed on a truce on Thursday, two Palestinian officials said, an agreement that would end an escalation in fighting that has drawn mutual threats of war. There was no formal comment, but an Israeli official who spoke on condition of anonymity denied a cease-fire had ...

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Israel bombs Gaza, Palestinians fire rockets in escalation amid truce talks

GAZA/SDEROT, Israel (Reuters) – Israeli aircraft struck more than 150 targets in Gaza on Wednesday night and early Thursday, and Palestinian militants fired scores of rockets including a long-range missile deep into Israel, escalating fighting despite talks on a truce to avert an all-out conflict. After the long-range Palestinian missile attack, the first of its kind since a 2014 war, ...

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Gaza rocket hits outside major southern Israel city, Army Radio says

GAZA/SDEROT, Israel (Reuters) – A long-range rocket fired from Gaza struck an uninhabited area outside the largest city in southern Israel on Thursday, Israeli Army Radio reported, hours after a Palestinian official said an end to a surge in cross-border fighting could be near. Army Radio said the rocket was a long-range Grad capable of reaching Israel’s heartland and that ...

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Rocket alert sirens sound in biggest city in southern Israel

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Rocket warning sirens sounded on Thursday in Beersheba, the largest city in southern Israel, some 40 km (25 miles) from the Gaza Strip, the military said. It marked the first time sirens have warned of possible incoming rockets from the Palestinian enclave since the 2014 Israel-Gaza war. Israel Radio said explosions were heard on the outskirts of ...

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Hamas fires rockets, Israel bombs Gaza despite talk of truce

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Gaza militants fired rockets into Israel and the Israeli military responded with air strikes on Wednesday despite talk from both sides of progress toward a possible truce to avert a fourth war in a decade. An explosion is seen during an Israeli air strike in Gaza City August 8, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer A senior member of Hamas, the ...

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