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Calm Takes Hold as Hamas Reports Cease-Fire With Israel

JERUSALEM — The Israeli military lifted protective restrictions on residents in the south on Monday, while Gaza's ruling Hamas militant group reported a cease-fire deal had been reached to end the deadliest fighting between the two sides since a 2014 war. T...
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Defense Chief’s Resignation Pushes Israel Toward Election

JERUSALEM — Israel's defense minister on Wednesday abruptly resigned to protest a new cease-fire with Hamas militants in Gaza, throwing the government into turmoil and pushing the country toward an early election. Avigdor Lieberman's decision was ostensibly...
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Protesters Gather on Gaza Frontier, Israeli Fire Wounds 77

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Thousands of Palestinians massed Friday along Israel's frontier, with dozens approaching and breaching the perimeter fence that separates Gaza from Israel, even as Egypt stepped up efforts reach a lasting cease-fire between the territor...
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Egyptian Mediators Race to Restore Calm in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — A high-level Egyptian delegation on Wednesday held urgent talks with Gaza's Hamas rulers, seeking to restore calm after a rocket from the Palestinian area slammed into a home in southern...
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Gaza Protests Escalate After Deal to Ease Blockade Fails

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Palestinians protested Wednesday at a new location along the perimeter fence between Israel and Gaza as Hamas intensified demonstrations at the border after Egyptian-led cease-fire talks stalled. "Creating new ways and tactics and di...