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Israel, Hamas agree to 12-hour cease-fire as casualties mount

Angry clashes erupted Friday in the West Bank, after Palestinian leaders called for a "day of rage" in response to the shelling of a United Nations shelter that killed 16 people.<p>At least four Palestinians were killed in outbreaks of violence in several parts of the West Bank, according to medical …

Teenager killed on his birthday as violence ignites in West Bank

On his 17th birthday, instead of celebrating at home with his family, Mohammed al-Araj made the fateful decision to join thousands of others on the West Bank in a protest over spiralling civilian deaths in Gaza, 50 miles away. As the violence that has consumed that tiny strip of land for the past …

Israel rejects one-week Mideast cease-fire

Israel and Hamas agreed to a 12-hour cease-fire starting Saturday morning, temporarily halting more than two weeks of bloodshed that has claimed more than 900 mostly civilian lives.<p>Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Secretary of State John Kerry that Israel would agree to the truce, …

Gaza conflict: Israel and Hamas agree 12-hour ceasefire

While rejecting John Kerry's long-term peace truce, both sides agree to halt fire from 'humanitarian reasons'<p>Hamas and Israel have agreed a brief lull in the fighting in Gaza after US-brokered talks for a longer-lasting ceasefire unexpectedly collapsed.<p>Israel turned down a ceasefire plan offered by …

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Americans Are Pessimistic About Peace In The Middle East

<i>American's views of the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict are about the same as they were during a previous conflict 12 years ago. A majority of Americans say no to impeachment, no matter how hard pollsters ask. And once upon a time, Gallup's live interviewers tracked the hairstyles of their</i> …

Israel rejects ceasefire plan, source says, as death toll nears 850 | Reuters

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel has rejected international proposals for a ceasefire in its fight against Islamist militants in Gaza, a government source said on Friday, but U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said no formal proposals had yet been put forward.<p>Mediators hope that a truce could come …

The Reasons Why Israel's Military Is In Such A Tough Fight

Ever since its sweeping victory in the Six-Day War of 1967, Israel has been regarded as the dominant military power in the Middle East. No Arab state has risked a full-fledged war in decades, and few question the conventional wisdom that Israel would swiftly defeat any national army in a …