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Hamas: We'll Build Our Seaport without Permission

Senior Hamas official Mahmoud Al-Zahar declares that the group will build a seaport and airport in Gaza, even without permission.Dalit Halevi, 8/27/2014, 2:15 AM

US, UN 'Strongly Support' Israel-Hamas Ceasefire

Kerry calls deal 'an opportunity, not a certainty,' says in next stage 'our eyes are wide open,' UN's Ban urges peace deal.Ari Yashar, 8/27/2014, 1:16 AM

Gaza Ceasefire: What Did Israel Agree to?

PA delegation head reveals what Israel agreed to - and the lone demand it made, which was rejected.AFP, Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/26/2014, 10:26 PM

Hamas, Islamic Jihad Leaders Emerge Truce Begins

Senior Islamic Jihad official threatens to attack Ben Gurion Airport again, says Gaza will open sea, airports. Hamas vows to rearm.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/26/2014, 9:52 PM

Wise Tactical Choices in Gaza

Calculated risks versus unnecessary ones. A level-headed perspective on Israeli decision makers' choices in Gaza.Maj. Gen. (res.) Yaacov Amidror, 8/26/2014, 9:30 PM

Security Cabinet Was Split Over Ceasefire

Ministers from Jewish Home, Yisrael Beytenu and even Likud opposed truce - but PM circumvented cabinet vote on a legal technicality.Ari Soffer, 8/26/2014, 9:02 PM

Senior Journalist: Hamas Gained 'Huge Achievement'

Military analyst Roni Daniel says ceasefire a huge boost for Hamas, which 'dictated our lives for 50 days and stood firm against IDF.'Uzi Baruch, Ari Yashar, 8/26/2014, 8:44 PM

Ceasefire Begins, But Rockets Still Rain Down

Israeli government accepts Egyptian-brokered ceasefire deal, starting from 7 p.m. Israel-time; rockets still falling.Ari Yashar and Ari Soffer, 8/26/2014, 8:15 PM

Ministers, MKs Critical Over Ceasefire with Hamas

Bennett and Livni both oppose giving Hamas achievements at end of Gaza operation; Livni again calls for two state solution.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/26/2014, 7:44 PM

ZOA Lashes Out at Obama for Hamas-Israel Equation

US proposal equates Israel with Hamas - sparking ire from American Jewish groups.Hillel Fendel, 8/26/2014, 2:07 PM

U.S. Drafts UN Resolution on Gaza Ceasefire

Diplomats say Washington has prepared draft outline for resolution demanding a ceasefire, working on it with other countries.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/26/2014, 3:13 AM

Egypt 'Awaiting' Israel's to Month-Long Ceasefire

Senior sources in Cairo say Egypt is still waiting for Israel to respond to its proposal for a month-long in Gaza.Elad Benari, 8/26/2014, 2:16 AM

Netanyahu Considering Imminent Hamas Ceasefire

PM discusses with senior security officials, as Egypt waits for an Israeli answer on month-long truce proposed to start tonight.Ari Yashar, 8/25/2014, 9:30 PM

Minister Insists Israel Will Not Abandon Gaza Belt

Finance Minister Yair Lapid vows to help strengthen the South - both politically and financially.Tova Dvorin, 8/25/2014, 7:04 PM

Minister Admits Gov't Should be Tougher on Hamas

Internal Security Minister calls on gov't to deal 'more violently' with Hamas after meeting family of 4-year-old killed in mortar attack.Ari Soffer, 8/25/2014, 12:51 PM

Report: Israel Ready to Accept 'Open-Ended' Truce

Egypt still waiting on Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal to respond to offer, which would last for minimum of one month.Ari Soffer, 8/25/2014, 11:08 AM

Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Split Over Ceasefire

Islamic Jihad says truce to come into effect imminently, while Hamas's leadership refuses anything short of total capitulation by Israel.Ari Soffer, 8/25/2014, 7:57 AM

Abbas: Egypt Inviting Delegations Back for Talks

Egypt calls for ceasefire as PA pledges to participate in renewed talks 'as soon as a ceasefire goes into effect.'AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/23/2014, 8:55 PM

Abbas and Mashaal Hold Second Meeting in Qatar

Palestinian Authority and Hamas leaders hold second meeting in as many days, as Hamas reportedly backtracks on talks rejection.Ari Soffer and AFP, 8/22/2014, 3:42 PM

Security Council Urges Return to Ceasefire Talks

UN Security Council urges Israel and the Palestinian Arabs to return to the negotiating table to quickly agree on a lasting truce in Gaza.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/21/2014, 2:16 AM

Israel, Hamas Officially Cease Cairo Talks

End to abortive talks as rocket fire continues; both delegations being pulled out of Cairo.Tova Dvorin, 8/20/2014, 8:10 PM

Egypt Calls for Resumption of Ceasefire Talks

Egyptian government says it 'profoundly regrets' yesterday's breach of the ceasefire, as violence once again escalates.Ari Soffer, 8/20/2014, 11:18 AM

UN Chief Condemns Breach of Gaza Ceasefire

Ban Ki-moon says he is "gravely disappointed" by the resumption of hostilities in the region, calls for permanent ceasefire.Elad Benari, 8/20/2014, 6:15 AM

PA Official: It's All Israel's Fault

Senior official who heads the Palestinian Arab delegation to Cairo says Israel is to blame for the collapse of the temporary truce.Elad Benari, 8/20/2014, 2:13 AM

Hamas Accuses Israel of 'Stalling' Cairo Talks

Hamas spokesman claims Israel is purposely 'dragging its feet' in talks - despite its own stubbornness against concessions.Ido Ben-Porat, Tova Dvorin, 8/19/2014, 4:20 PM

Meshaal, Abbas to Meet in Qatar Despite Coup

PA, Hamas leaders to meet in Doha over Gaza ceasefire, as questions remain over whether the unity government will last.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/19/2014, 12:15 PM

Official Denies Agreement to Lift Gaza Blockade

Official involved in ongoing Cairo talks says reports made of significant breakthrough by Palestinian delegation false.Ari Soffer, 8/19/2014, 8:33 AM

Journalist: What Are We Getting from Ceasefire?

Journalist and radio host Sharon Gal slams reported ceasefire deal that was reached between Israel and Hamas.Benny Moshe, 8/19/2014, 3:16 AM

UN Pushes Construction Material Transport to Gaza

Despite ample evidence that UN-funded building materials are used for terror tunnels, Robert Serry blindly pushes for 'humanitarian aid.'AFP and Tova Dvorin, 8/19/2014, 2:14 AM

Gaza Ceasefire Extended by 24 Hours

Israeli and Palestinian Arab negotiators agree to extend a temporary ceasefire in Gaza by 24 hours. Current truce was to expire at midnight.Elad Benari, 8/19/2014, 12:13 AM

IDF Preparing for Resumption of Rocket Fire

IDF preparing for a resumption of rocket fire from Gaza before the end of the current five-day ceasefire.Ido Ben Porat, 8/18/2014, 2:15 AM

Bennett: 'Yes' to Humanitarian Aid, 'No' to Terror

Economics Minister pushes for Israel to leave talks, says the key to restoring peace is to provide humanitarian aid and hit Hamas hard.Hezki Baruch, 8/17/2014, 1:15 PM

PM: No Political Victory for Hamas in Talks

PM: Hamas lost militarily, now trying to win diplomatically in Cairo talks; Gaza airport would be 'Duty Free of rockets', says MinisterAri Soffer, 8/17/2014, 12:02 PM

Report: US to Monitor Israel During Truce

Washington to maintain pressure on Israel as part of truce deal, according to an Arabic daily - in another blow to US-Israel relations.Tova Dvorin, 8/17/2014, 9:51 AM

Hamas Rejects Egyptian Ceasefire Proposal

Leading Hamas officials demand Israel accepts all their conditions, threaten war of attrition if not.Ari Soffer, 8/16/2014, 9:28 PM

Israeli Official: Lasting Truce 'Unlikely'

Egyptians say current proposal will be the last one they suggest; Palestinian team more 'optimistic'. Current truce expires Monday night.Arutz Sheva Staff and AFP, 8/16/2014, 8:41 PM

Egypt's 11-Point Ceasefire Plan Revealed

Egyptian newspaper publishes Egypt's plan for a long-term ceasefire in Gaza. Sides have yet to agree.Elad Benari, Canada, 8/15/2014, 8:47 PM

Islamic Jihad Weighing Long Ceasefire Without Deal

As Bennett touts unilateral end to op., senior terrorist similarly hints his group may stop for now rather than take 'bad' deal.Ari Yashar, 8/15/2014, 1:15 PM

Cameron Urges Netanyahu to Take 'Difficult Steps'

British Prime Minister David Cameron says both Israel and Hamas will need to take “difficult steps” to reach a long-lasting ceasefire.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/15/2014, 4:13 AM

Yaalon: Palestinians Wanted 5-Day Lull, We Agreed

Defense Minister tells NY governor Cuomo about hardship of negotiating with 'five headed' Palestinian team.Yedidya Ben Or, Gil Ronen, 8/14/2014, 6:48 PM

IDF Admits False Alarm with Rocket Siren

Rocket sirens sound Thursday morning, hours after ceasefire extension - IDF clarifies they were sounded accidentally.Ari Yashar, 8/14/2014, 10:54 AM

Obama Stresses 'Sustainable' Gaza Ceasefire

President Obama tells PM Netanyahu that it is important to reach an agreement on a permanent ceasefire in Gaza.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/14/2014, 6:15 AM

Journalist: Israel Stuttering in Front of Hamas

Channel 2 News’ military analyst Roni Daniel slams the Israeli decision to extend a ceasefire for five days.Uzi Baruch, 8/14/2014, 4:12 AM

Hamas: Israel Will Pay for Violating Ceasefire

Hamas officials deny that the group fired rockets, threaten Israel over its retaliatory airstrikes.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/14/2014, 3:12 AM

MKs Call for Strong Response to Rocket Attacks

Nationalist MKs call for a strong Israeli reaction after Hamas violates a ceasefire and fires rocket toward Israel.Hezki Baruch, 8/14/2014, 2:15 AM

IAF Launches Airstrikes on Terror Targets in Gaza

IAF attacks terror targets in Gaza after Hamas violates ceasefire and fires rockets at Israel.Elad Benari, 8/14/2014, 12:44 AM

Gaza Rocket Barrage Hits Southern Israel

Gaza terrorists fire a barrage of rockets just moments before one ceasefire is set to end and a new one to begin.Elad Benari, 8/14/2014, 12:16 AM

Israel and Hamas Agree to Extend Ceasefire

Just as Hamas violates ceasefire which was set to expire at midnight, the sides announce it will be extended for another five days.Elad Benari, 8/13/2014, 11:56 PM

Hamas: Current Ceasefire Last Chance for Talks

Terror group warns of no more ceasefires with Israel after the Cairo talks end Wednesday at midnight.Ari Yashar, 8/13/2014, 8:37 AM

PA Says Egypt Presented Ceasefire Proposal

PA officials: Egypt presented a proposal that would see a reduction of the naval blockade and of the buffer zone.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/13/2014, 6:15 AM

Danon: You Don't Do Business with Terrorists

MK Danny Danon warns against making concessions to Hamas, says doing so will strengthen the terror group.Elad Benari, 8/13/2014, 3:15 AM

Bennett Slams 'Calm for Cash' Formula

'It is impossible to fight our enemy with one hand and to fund it with the other,' Bennett fires, in criticism over Cairo talks.Hezki Baruch, 8/12/2014, 2:03 PM

Report: Saudi, UAE Facilitated Hamas Ceasefire

Riyadh, Dubai granted money for rebuilding Gaza, official insists - prompting Hamas to change its tune over a truce.Tova Dvorin, 8/11/2014, 11:43 AM

Report: Norway, Turkey Offered Seaport to Hamas

Hamas's demands for unlimited transportation and import power allegedly garnering international support as talks continue.Tova Dvorin, 8/11/2014, 8:24 AM

UN Chief Welcomes Ceasefire, Urges Long-Term Truce

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges Israel and Hamas to "avoid any steps which would lead to a return to violence."AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/11/2014, 5:16 AM

IDF Spokesman: We're Not Going Anywhere

IDF spokesman Moti Almoz says that the new 72-hour ceasefire will be tested by Hamas's actions and the IDF is prepared to act if needed.Ido Ben Porat and Elad Benari, 8/11/2014, 4:43 AM

Hamas Fires Barrage Moments Before Ceasefire

Hamas fires a barrage of rockets just minutes before midnight, when a new 72-hour ceasefire took effect.Elad Benari, 8/11/2014, 12:28 AM