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Hamas dismisses partial cease-fire
A Hamas spokesman says the four-hour cease-fire declared by Israel doesn't have any "value," because it excludes border areas from which Hamas wants to evacuate the wounded.
Shelling of UN school kills 15 as Gaza war rages
The Israeli military is offering an explanation for the shelling of a U.N. school in Gaza that was packed with Palestinians fleeing the war with Hamas.
Hamas demands for cease-fire and Israel's concerns
Hamas rulers have presented a list of demands to stop their fire on Israel in the Gaza war. Israel has said it doesn't want to reward Hamas for its rocket campaign, but has other reasons to oppose the demands — mostly based on security.
Israel appears ready to broaden war
Israel's military is urging residents in parts of the Gaza Strip to leave their homes, ahead of what appears to be a broadening of the three-week war. In phone messages, the Israelis warn, "What is coming will be worse."
Gaza official: At least 100 killed today in Gaza
A Palestinian health official says at least 100 Palestinians have been killed in the fighting in Gaza Tuesday.
Turkish PM Erdogan returning Jewish American award
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is returning an award given to him by a Jewish American group in 2004, after the group asked for it back because of comments he made regarding the conflict in Gaza.
FAA: All US flights to Tel Aviv prohibited for 24 hours
FAA tells US airlines all flights to Tel Aviv airport in Israel prohibited for 24 hours.
Egypt calls for Israeli, Palestinian peace talks
The U.S. and Egypt sought Tuesday to find an end to two weeks of bloodshed in the Gaza Strip, and officials raised the possibility of restarting stalled peace talks between Israel and Palestinian authorities as a necessary step to avoid sustained violence.
Air Canada joins US, European airlines; cancels flight to Israel
Canada's largest airline has canceled a flight to Israel and is monitoring the situation after a Hamas rocket exploded near Tel Aviv's airport.
Israeli mood turns dark with mounting casualties
For almost two weeks, Israel practically bristled with confidence and pride: The Iron Dome air defense system was dependably zapping incoming Hamas rockets from the skies, the military was successfully repelling infiltration attempts on the ground and from the sea, and the conflict with Hamas was causing almost no casualties in Israel.
Air France, Lufthansa suspend flights to Tel Aviv
Germany and France's largest airlines Lufthansa and Air France say they're suspending all flights to Tel Aviv over safety concerns amid the increasing violence.
More than two dozen Palestinians killed
Health officials in the Gaza Strip say 25 Palestinians have been killed since Israel began its ground operation in Gaza late yesterday, including three teenage siblings who died when a tank shell hit their home.
Lufthansa cancels another day of Tel Aviv flights
Germany's largest airline, Lufthansa, says it is cancelling all flights to Tel Aviv for at least another 24 hours because of ongoing safety concerns.
Gaza battle rages as US pushes for truce
Even as Secretary of State John Kerry reports progress in efforts to work out a truce, Israeli troops have been battling Hamas militants near a town in the southern Gaza Strip.
Funerals held for Israeli teens found dead in West Bank
Memorial services were held in Israel on Tuesday for the three teenagers who were kidnapped over two weeks ago in the West Bank, and whose bodies were discovered there on Monday.
Israel strikes in Gaza, prepares possible ground operation
Palestinian medical officials now say at least 19 Palestinians, including three children, have been killed in Israeli air and sea attacks today on the Gaza Strip. The attacks struck more than 100 locations.
As deaths rise, no end seen to Israeli offensive
Asserting it has broad international support for a fierce military offensive in the Gaza Strip, Israel is showing no signs of ending the operation, vowing to press on until there is a halt to rocket attacks from the seaside territory.
Israeli officials indicate invasion of Gaza will happen soon
Israeli leaders are signaling that a ground invasion of the Gaza Strip could be quickly approaching. Israel's intelligence minister told Israel Radio that his country "will have to take over Gaza temporarily, for a few weeks."
Israeli military says it has launched ground offensive in Gaza
Israel has launched a large-scale ground offensive in the Gaza Strip, escalating a 10-day military operation to try to destroy Hamas' weapons arsenal, rocket firing abilities and tunnels under the Palestinian territory's border with Israel..
Israeli military: soldier killed in Gaza operation
Israel's military says a soldier has been killed in a ground operation in the Gaza Strip. The circumstances of his death were not immediately clear.
Israel holds Palestinian teen's alleged killers
Israel has detained three Jews in the kidnapping and killing of a Palestinian teenager whose death set off days of violent protests in Arab areas of Jerusalem and northern Israel.
Local Jewish Community Celebrates Israel's 65th Anniversary
'Walk the Land 65' was held at Jacobson park recognizing Israel's contributions to life. Video Video
Diplomats: UN emergency meeting on Gaza on Friday
Diplomats say the U.N. Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on the conflict in Gaza on Friday afternoon.
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