Israel claimed to have withdrawn ground forces from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip and said it will observe a 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire proposed by Egypt but not initially accepted by the militant group.
Arab foreign ministers in Cairo early Tuesday called on "all parties" to accept an Egyptian proposal to end the raging conflict between Israel and Hamas, after the Palestinian militant group signalled its rejection of the truce.
Palestinians and Israelis in Jerusalem expressed frustration Friday as the funeral of a slain Palestinian boy approached while radicals in Gaza fired missiles at communities in southern Israel.
Israeli warplanes bombed dozens of sites Tuesday in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip as tens of thousands of mourners said goodbye to three Jewish seminary students found murdered the day before.
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U.S. peace envoy Martin Indyk resigned Friday, two months after the collapse of direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority that he was assigned to help facilitate.
Gunfire rang out in the streets of Jenin on Wednesday as militants opened fire on Israeli troops conducting house-to-house searches for three teenagers believed kidnapped from near a settlement last week.
Israel characterized the Palestinian Authority's condemnation of rocket fire from Gaza as "empty rhetoric" Wednesday after Hamas radicals fired on the Jewish state for the first time since joining a unified government last week.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel advised other nations Sunday to avoid quick recognition of any new government arising from April's unexpected unity deal between the Palestinian Fatah and Hamas factions.
A planned meeting between Israeli and Palestinian negotiators has been postponed for one day after violence in the West Bank and in Jerusalem, the Palestinian Authority acknowledged Wednesday.
Amnesty International is urging global support to help Jordan and other countries welcoming people fleeing the civil war in Syria end border restrictions, so that these people may find peaceful, safe homes.
The West Bank is seen from the Israeli side in this 2005 photo that also shows part of the separation wall.
Israeli security forces block Palestinians from entering Al-Shuhada Street in Hebron during demonstrations marking the 20th anniversary of the street closure instituted an Israeli man shot and killed 29 Palestinians in a random attack.
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CRANES: Cranes used to unload shipping containers at the San Francisco Bay Area's largest port wait for ships at the Port of Oakland.
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The Gaza Strip village of Abasan is seen from the Israeli side of the border in 2007.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry greets Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem before a meeting last May.
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Palestinian youth protest economy in Ramallah
Israel security personnel stop Palestinians from entering Al-Shuhada Street in Hebron in February during a demonstration marking the 20th anniversary of the street closure since an Israeli man massacred 29 Palestinians in 1994.
OFFICIALS: Austrian foreign minister Sebastian Kurz meets with Palestinian prime minister Rami Hamdallah in Ramallah in April.
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Palestinian Protest in Ramallah over rising prices Sept 9,2012
Plaque in front of the Israeli athletes' quarters commemorating the victims of the Munich massacre which occurred on September 5–6 during the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, Germany.
MOTO PHOTO: Advertisement for Motorola in Barcelona, Spain, before the 3GSM World Congress in 2006.
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S Secretary of State John Kerry announces a 72-hour halt of fighting between Israel and Hamas on Aug. 1 at an early morning news conference in New Delhi, India
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A mosque in Galilee, northern Israel
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Hamas holds an election rally in the West Bank city of Ramallah in 2007.
PORTAL: The now-closed Rafah border crossing between Egypt and the Gaza Strip is shown in 2009.
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FIGURES: Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas (left) and then-U.S. President George W. Bush address the press at the White House in Washington, D.C., in 2003.
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HOLY: The interior of Jerusalem's Kehilat Bnei Torah synagogue is shown during religious services in 2009.