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Israel, Palestinian militant groups begin three-day Gaza truce

Posted on the August 1st, 2014 under General News by

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announces a 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, while in New DelhiBy Nidal al-Mughrabi and Ori Lewis GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – A three-day ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militant groups in the Gaza Strip went into effect on Friday, and negotiators were due to travel to Cairo to discuss a longer-term solution. The truce was announced in a joint statement released by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. An official in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office said Israel had accepted the U.S./U.N. proposal. A spokesman for Hamas, the Islamist group dominant in Gaza, said all Palestinian factions would abide by the truce.



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Gaza conflict: Israel and Hamas agree to 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire – The Guardian

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Gaza conflict: Israel and Hamas agree to 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire
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Israeli tank in Gaza An Israeli tank advances in a staging area near the Israel-Gaza border on Thursday. Photograph: Tsafrir Abayov/AP. A tense ceasefire has officially come into effect in Gaza after Israel and Hamas agreed to a 72-hour pause in their …
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Israel ‘to destroy’ Hamas Gaza tunnels – Netanyahu – BBC News

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Israel 'to destroy' Hamas Gaza tunnels – Netanyahu
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Israel will not stop its operation in Gaza until the tunnels constructed by Hamas militants have been destroyed, PM Benjamin Netanyahu has said. He said he was determined to destroy the tunnels, which militants use to infiltrate Israeli territory, "with or without …
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Ebola Patient Will Be Treated In Atlanta Hospital

Posted on the August 1st, 2014 under General News by

An isolation unit at Emory University’s hospital will be used to treat a patient infected with Ebola, the virus that has killed more than 700 people in a recent outbreak in West Africa.

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Israel, Palestinian militant groups agree to three-day Gaza truce

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announces a 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, while in New DelhiBy Nidal al-Mughrabi and Ari Rabinovitch GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel and Palestinian militant groups in the Gaza Strip have agreed to a three-day humanitarian truce to begin Friday morning, and negotiators from both sides will travel to Cairo to discuss a longer-term solution. The 72-hour break after more than three weeks of fighting was set to begin at 8 a.m. (0500 GMT), according to a joint statement released by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. An official in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office said Israel had accepted the U.S./U.N. proposal. A spokesman for Hamas, the Islamist group dominant in Gaza, said all Palestinian factions would abide by the truce.



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Most Of California Reported To Be In ‘Extreme Drought’

Posted on the July 31st, 2014 under General News by

About 58 percent of California is currently in the worst of the four drought levels used by experts, in conditions normally seen only once every 50-100 years.

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Israel and Hamas ‘agree new truce’

Posted on the July 31st, 2014 under General News by

Israel and Hamas agree to an unconditional 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire to begin on Friday morning, the US and UN say.
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