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Israel and Hamas agree on a new 72-hour ceasefire

Israeli-air-strikes-and-Palestinian-rocket-fire-continued-on-sunday as truce was being negotiated.

A three-day truce has come into effect between Israel and the Palestinians in Gaza, after a day of intense diplomacy. It is hoped the latest truce, which came into effect at 21:00 GMT, will help negotiators agree a longer peace. Egypt brokered a similar truce last week, but fighting resumed after the three-day window ended. About 2,000 people have died in the conflict, which began on 8 July when Israel launched an operation to deter militant attacks from Gaza. Those killed include more than 1,900 Palestinians, mostly civilians, according to the UN. Sixty-seven people have died on the Israeli side, including three civilians. Israeli media were reporting warning sirens for … Continue reading

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Israelis and Gaza militants defy truce efforts

An explosion from an Israeli forces strike in Gaza City on Saturday.

By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Allyn Fisher-Ilan Israel launched more than 30 air attacks in Gaza on Saturday, killing seven Palestinians, and militants fired rockets at Israel as the conflict entered a second month, defying international efforts to revive a ceasefire. The violence seemed to delay any progress in talks brokered by Egypt aimed at securing a permanent truce. Israel had no plans to send negotiators back to Cairo “as long as the shooting goes on”, an Israeli official said on condition of anonymity. Medical officials in Gaza said two Palestinians were killed when their motorcycle was bombed and the bodies of three others were found beneath the rubble of one … Continue reading

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