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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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Israel Bombs Targets in Gaza as Rocket Fire Resumes

JERUSALEM — The Israeli army on Tuesday bombed several targets in the Gaza Strip and bolstered its forces along the volatile frontier as a truce with the territory's Hamas rulers showed signs of unraveling. "I can tell you, we are prepared to do a lot more....
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Israel Must Prevent Unnecessary War in Gaza: Haaretz Editorial

This time, an army operation in Gaza went wrong, resulting in one Israeli officer and seven Palestinians being killed. The Pavlovian response by both sides naturally wasn’t long in coming: rocket fire toward Israel, and in response, extensive Israeli air strik...