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Israel and Hamas agree to Friday ceasefire

Jerusalem, Israel | XINHUA |  Both Israel and Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip, have accepted an Egyptian-brokered deal to cease fighting at 2 a.m. Friday local time (2300 GMT Thursday) to end the 11-day bloodshed. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office announced that the Israeli security cabinet approved on …

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Israel’s Netanyahu hails UN Hamas vote despite defeat

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday hailed majority backing in the UN General Assembly for condemning militant group Hamas even though a draft resolution failed to win enough votes to pass. The US draft won 87 votes in the General Assembly on Thursday compared …

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Hamas chief in Egypt for first visit since election

Gaza City, Palestinian Territories | AFP | The head of Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas Ismail Haniya travelled on Saturday to Egypt for his first visit there since his election, the group said. Hamas controls the small Palestinian Gaza Strip enclave and has been seeking to improve relations with neighbouring Egypt …

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