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China’s 3rd Israel-Palestine peace plan

On May 11, Israel launched The Guardian of the Walls operation after Hamas fired rockets at Israeli territory. An agreement on a ceasefire has now been reached, but it is too early to talk about a complete settlement of the conflict. On May 17, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi put forth a four-point proposal for peace in the Israel-Palestine conflict

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Hamas’ underwater drones a wake-up call for Israel

After hostilities started on May 10 between the Israeli army and groups operating in Gaza, on May 20, Israel's narrow military-political cabinet at a special meeting approved a ceasefire. The Gaza war has seen thousands of missiles fired at Israel, the bulk of which have been shot down by Israel’s Iron Dome air defense system. But Hamas “terrorists” – which is how the US government defines them – have also deployed some new sea-going weapons that have the attention of Israeli intelligence

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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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UN welcomes Gaza ceasefire

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres welcomed a cease-fire between Gaza and Israel on Thursday and urged all sides to observe the truce.  The cease-fire took effect at 2 a.m. Friday (2300GMT Thursday). The …

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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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Hamas attacks Israel's chemical plant

The Hamas movement's armed wing Izz ad-Din a-Qassam Brigades, which controls the Gaza Strip, has said it has attacked an Israeli chemical plant, the television channel Al-Jazeera said on Friday. The attacked facility is in the …

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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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Israel strikes Hamas military targets in Gaza strip

Israeli war planes struck military positions of the radical Palestinian Hamas movement in the Gaza strip on Monday in response to a launch of two rockets to its territory earlier on the same day, the press service of Israel’s Defense Forces …

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