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U.S. says primary focus is to ensure Gaza ceasefire holds

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will focus primarily on ensuring that a ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinians holds during his visit to the region later on Monday, and work to get assistance delivered to the people of Gaza, a …

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Ceasefire between Israel and Hamas enters into force

A ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian groups controlling the Gaza Strip entered into force on Friday at 2 a.m. local time. Al-Aqsa TV reports that the "resistance victory" is being celebrated in the Gaza Strip, while …

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Israel says Gaza tunnels destroyed in heavy airstrikes

The Israeli military unleashed a wave of heavy airstrikes on the Gaza Strip early Monday, saying it destroyed 15 kilometers of militant tunnels and the homes of nine alleged Hamas commanders. The military said it struck nine houses …

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Israeli ground offensive in Gaza 'on table'

As the Israeli military intensifies its strike on Hamas, plans for a possible ground invasion of the Gaza Strip will be presented to IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Aviv Kohavi for approval later on Thursday. Speaking to reporters, IDF …

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Israeli army chief says to extend strikes on Gaza

Israeli military chief Aviv Kochavi decided on Tuesday to extend Israel's offensive in the Gaza Strip "with no time limit" amid the tensions with Hamas, a Palestinian movement that runs the strip. The Israeli military …

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Over 1,000 rockets already fired at Israel from Gaza

More than 1,000 rockets have been fired at Israel from the Gaza Strip since the beginning of escalation, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said on Wednesday. "Some 850 rockets have crossed the Israeli border and 200 landed in the …

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Top EU diplomat calls for easing tensions in Jerusalem

EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell on Monday called on all sides to respect the status quo of holy sites in Jerusalem. "We are deeply concerned about the recent clashes and violence, including this morning in and around Haram …

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