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Aug 22, 2014 — One day after an Israeli airstrike killed three of its senior military leaders, Hamas says it has killed more than a dozen people it believes were spying for Israel.
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Aug 20, 2014 — Both sides have traded barbs and criticism over the other's policies. Some believe the public feud stems from a personal animosity between President Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
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Aug 20, 2014 — The comments come a day after a truce collapsed, leading to the resumption of rocket fire against Israel and Israeli strikes on the Gaza Strip. At least 20 Palestinians have been killed since then.
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Aug 19, 2014 — The resumption of violence casts doubts about the future of indirect talks in Cairo, but similar flare-ups in the past have not prevented the two sides from reinstating another temporary truce.
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Aug 18, 2014 — The previous cease-fire lasted five days and expired at midnight. Unlike other deal extensions, there have been no reports of rockets fired or Israeli action. Talks continue with mediators in Egypt.
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Aug 18, 2014 — With a shaky cease-fire holding, Israel is starting to take stock of how much the monthlong war with Hamas will cost.
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Aug 17, 2014 — Hamas wants an easing of the blockade of the territory, but Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reiterated a demand for security guarantees.
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Aug 14, 2014 — A few tense hours were marred by Hamas rocket attacks and Israeli airstrikes, but since then, things seem to be quiet.
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Aug 13, 2014 — Israel says rockets were fired from Gaza just before the last three-day truce was due to end. Israel responded with airstrikes.
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Aug 12, 2014 — The two sides attended the indirect, Egypt-mediated talks Monday in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, but The Associated Press quoted a senior Israeli official saying the talks had not gone well.
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