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Israel, Palestinian militant groups agree to three-day Gaza truce

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GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israel and Palestinian militant groups in the Gaza Strip have agreed to a three-day humanitarian truce to begin Friday morning, and negotiators from both sides will travel to Cairo to discuss a longer-term solution. | Video

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Israel, Palestinian militant groups agree to three-day Gaza truce 12:24am BST

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israel and Palestinian militant groups in the Gaza Strip have agreed to a three-day humanitarian truce to begin Friday morning, and negotiators from both sides will travel to Cairo to discuss a longer-term. | Video

Kerry sees 'opportunity' in Gaza ceasefire, urges search for common ground 12:06am BST

NEW DELHI - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday called the 72-hour ceasefire agreed to by Israel and Hamas in their conflict in the Gaza Strip a "lull of opportunity" and said it was imperative that the sides make their best efforts to find common ground.

U.S. defends supplying Israel ammunition during Gaza conflict 31 Jul 2014

WASHINGTON - The United States on Thursday called on Israel to do more to protect civilians in its military offensive in Gaza and condemned an Israeli strike on a U.N.-run school, even as it defended moves to resupply its close ally with ammunition.

Israel may be required to help displaced Gaza Palestinians - U.N. envoy 31 Jul 2014

UNITED NATIONS - Israel will be required under international law to take responsibility for helping Palestinian civilians if there are any further large-scale displacements from the fighting in Gaza, a top U.N. envoy told the United Nations Security Council on Thursday.

Israel, Palestinians locked in vicious circle of Gaza wars 31 Jul 2014

LONDON - When Israel ended its 38-year occupation of the Gaza Strip by withdrawing settlers in 2005, then-Prime Minister Ariel Sharon hailed it as a "disengagement" from conflict with Palestinians in the densely populated coastal enclave.

World powers must hold Israel accountable - U.N. rights boss 31 Jul 2014

GENEVA - The top U.N. human rights official said on Thursday she believed Israel was deliberately defying international law in its military offensive in Gaza and that world powers should hold it accountable for possible war crimes.

With Mideast in turmoil, Palestinians feel less backing 31 Jul 2014

BEIRUT/CAIRO - With the Middle East ablaze with multiple crises, Palestinians are getting less Arab support than before in their latest battle with Israel in Gaza. There may have been more solidarity on the streets of Paris and New York than in Cairo or Beirut.

Under fire and out of cash, U.N. overwhelmed by Gaza crisis 31 Jul 2014

GAZA/JERUSALEM - The United Nations in Gaza is struggling to withstand a flood of almost a quarter of a million refugees into shelters that have repeatedly come under Israeli fire.

World powers must hold Israel accountable - U.N. rights boss 31 Jul 2014

GENEVA - The United Nations' senior human rights official said on Thursday she believed Israel was deliberately defying international law in its military offensive in Gaza and that world powers should hold it accountable for possible war crimes.