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Tammuz 15, 5774 / Sunday, July 13, 2014

Report: Hamas, Not Israel, Rejected Cease-Fire

Sources say Hamas offered 40-hour ceasefire last week, but rejected it; Cairo working quietly for ceasefire despite contrary reports.
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Defense/Security, 9:55 AM

Morning Rockets Spark Blaze in Eshkol Region

Nine rockets fired at Israel Sunday morning; firefighters rush to contain blaze at impact site.
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Defense/Security, 8:32 AM

Watch: Bennett Shows Hamas-Fired Rocket on US TV

'Imagine that this was fired on your neighborhood, on your children's schools - or even your own home,' Bennett demonstrates.
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Defense/Security, 8:03 AM

IDF Warns Gazans of Upcoming IAF Strikes

Leaflets warn civilians to steer clear of specific streets ahead of 'short' assault on terror targets.
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Inside Israel, 10:32 AM

Rocket Fire Causes Rise in Premature Births in the South

Constant sirens, missile fire sparks 10% increase in birthrate in Be'er Sheva; naming trends reflect confidence in IDF operation.
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Inside Israel

Jerusalem Light Rail Back in Service After Rioting

Stations from Givat HaMivtar to Pisgat Ze'ev back in service as repairs continue.
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