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Gaza ceasefire has `collapsed`: Chief Palestinian negotiator

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 04:48

A temporary ceasefire in Gaza has `collapsed` after a deadline passed with no agreement to extend a truce and Israel and Hamas resumed hostilities, a senior Palestinian official has said.

Hamas says chances of Gaza truce deal `evaporating`

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 00:19

A senior Hamas official said on Tuesday the chances of a durable ceasefire in Gaza were "evaporating" and that there had been no progress in indirect negotiations with Israel.

Gaza truce extended for 24 hours

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 02:47

Israeli and Palestinian negotiators agreed on Monday to extend a temporary ceasefire in Gaza by 24 hours to conduct more talks on a long-term truce, Egypt and a Palestinian official said.

Israel withdraws troops, 72-hour Gaza truce begins

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014, 00:10

Israel withdrew ground forces from the Gaza Strip on Tuesday and started a 72-hour ceasefire with Hamas mediated by Egypt as a first step towards negotiations on a more enduring end to the month-old war.

Palestinians give Egypt mediators Gaza truce demands

Last Updated: Monday, August 04, 2014, 00:33

A Palestinian delegation including Hamas agreed joint demands on Sunday to present to Egyptian mediators in Cairo for a truce with Israel, including an end to the Gaza blockade, officials said.

France hosts international meet for Gaza truce

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 19:22

France Saturday held an international meeting on ways to end the bloodshed and secure a long-term cease fire in the Gaza Strip where an Israeli military offensive has killed hundreds of Palestinians.

Israel and Hamas declare 12-hour Gaza truce

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 09:35

The Israeli military and Hamas said on Saturday that they would observe a 12-hour ceasefire from 8:00 am (0500 GMT), but a longer-term truce remained elusive for now.

Gaza conflict: Israel and Hamas agree to a 12-hour ceasefire

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 09:52

In a major setback to world leaders` efforts to end the ongoing conflict in the Middle East, Israel`s security cabinet late on Friday rejected the Gaza ceasefire proposal put forward by US Secretary of State John Kerry.

Kerry says `some progress` in Gaza truce efforts

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 14:20

Washington`s top diplomat said global efforts to end 17 days of bloodshed in Gaza were progressing as the Palestinian death toll rose to 718 Thursday and airlines kept flights to Israel suspended over rocket fears.

Gaza truce collapses as Israel `responds to Hamas fire`: Army

Last Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 17:54

A short-lived humanitarian truce in Gaza`s battered Shejaiya neighbourhood appeared to have collapsed Sunday as the Israeli army accused Hamas militants of violating it and said it had "responded accordingly".

Arab League calls on `all parties` to back Egypt-proposed Gaza truce

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 05:23

Arab foreign ministers in Cairo on Monday 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.

Islamic cleric in Gaza says violating truce would be a sin

Last Updated: Monday, November 26, 2012, 14:11

A religious legitimacy was accorded to the truce and gave the Gaza government strong backing to enforce it.