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Analysis: The truce reflects Israel's policy of maintaining the status quo in the Gaza Strip - a permanent blockade.

Mohammed el-Emadi arrived with $30 million to help the territory of two million people, half of whom live under the poverty line.

Four Palestinian fighters killed in Gaza explosion

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Four Palestinian fighters killed in Gaza explosion

An explosion in the besieged Gaza Strip has killed four fighters from the Islamic Jihad movement.

Hamas urges leaders to press Israel over Gaza blockade

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Hamas urges leaders to press Israel over Gaza blockade

Hamas in a statement called on the international community and "decision-makers in the region" to "break their silence to bring an end" to the ...

Egyptian mediators due in Gaza after week of conflict

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Egyptian mediators due in Gaza after week of conflict

Egyptian mediators are expected to arrive in Gaza to try and calm clashes with Israel that have gone on for one week.

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Israel pounds Gaza as clashes over incendiary balloons continue

Israeli tanks have struck alleged Hamas positions in the Gaza Strip as clashes continue after the launch of incendiary balloons towards Israel by Palestinian militiants.

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Fresh Israeli strikes on Gaza over balloon bombs, rockets

Over the past week Israeli forces have carried out repeated night-time strikes on targets linked to the Islamist group Hamas, which controls the ...

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Israel strikes Hamas positions in Gaza over fire balloons

Israel said it carried out overnight strikes on Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip after incendiary balloons were launched across the border from ...

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Israel closes Gaza goods crossing over balloon attacks

Israel has closed its goods crossing with the besieged Gaza Strip after Hamas fired rockets into the Mediterranean.

Israel lifts border crossing, fishing restrictions on Gaza: officials

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Israel lifts border crossing, fishing restrictions on Gaza: officials

Israel will re-open two border crossings and Gaza's fishing zone after they were closed in response to attacks from the enclave.

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Israel's Netanyahu slashes Gaza fuel imports in half

Israel Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's decision to half the oil imports to Gaza will have a significant impact on electricity in the ...

Israel confiscates Gaza shoes claiming they're for 'terrorist' purposes

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Israel confiscates Gaza shoes claiming they're for 'terrorist' purposes

The confiscated shoes lacked any of the qualities that would allow them to be described as military grade.

Palestinians hold strike in Gaza against Bahrain conference

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Palestinians hold strike in Gaza against Bahrain conference

Palestinians in Gaza launched a general strike on Tuesday, with stores and public institutions shuttering in protest of the Trump ...

'Last chance' to avoid war between Israel and Gaza

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'Last chance' to avoid war between Israel and Gaza

Nikolay Mladenov, the UN envoy to the Middle East, said parties must 'consolidate the understandings' of the ceasefire on a Monday visit to Gaza.

Israel reopens Gaza crossings after pre-Ramadan violence

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Israel reopens Gaza crossings after pre-Ramadan violence

Israel has reopened its crossings with the besieged Gaza Strip after a restoration of calm that followed a pre-Ramadan flare up of violence.

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Egypt delegation arrives in Gaza for ceasefire negotiations

A group of Egyptian security officials are in Gaza to discuss how to maintain the ceasefire agreement with Hamas, after a weekend of bloodshed.

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Israel expands fishing zone in Gaza as tensions ease

Israel has expanded the permitted fishing zone in Gaza in line with a ceasefire agreement signed between Israel and Hamas.

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Israel reopens Gaza crossings amid border protests

The Erez crossing for people and the Kerem Shalom crossing for goods reopened on Sunday morning, according to a spokeswoman ...

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Hamas takes control of Gaza goods crossing with Israel

Hamas retook control of Kerem Abu Salem crossing with Israel after previously handing the PA control.

Israel reopens people, goods crossings to Gaza after lull

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Israel reopens people, goods crossings to Gaza after lull

Four days after shuttering the country's goods and people border, Israeli authorities reopened them following efforts to prevent an escalation ...

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Qatari fuel enters blockaded Gaza, easing shortages

Gaza residents have been living on only four hours of electricity a day as part of Israel's decade-plus blockade of the Hamas-run enclave.

Israel places new restrictions on Gaza after protests

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Israel places new restrictions on Gaza after protests

Israel announced new restrictions on Gaza Saturday, weeks after the territory’s Hamas rulers stepped up protests along the enclave’s land and ...

Israel closes only people crossing with Gaza after protest

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Israel closes only people crossing with Gaza after protest

The sole crossing for those living in the blockaded Gaza Strip was closed by the Israeli army on Wednesday, after a protest broke out the ...

Egypt spy chief 'visits Israel for Hamas truce talks'

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Egypt spy chief 'visits Israel for Hamas truce talks'

Egypt's intelligence chief has visited Tel Aviv to discuss the details of negotiations to reach a long-term truce between Israel and Hamas, ...

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