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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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Aug 8, 2014 — It's still unclear whether the renewed fighting is a sign of something broader. Meanwhile, the peace talks in Cairo appeared to have stalled because of the rocket fire.
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Aug 6, 2014 — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said both sides should seize this opportunity to move toward broader negotiations for a long-term peace.
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Aug 5, 2014 — The move may not mean the end of the current conflict. The Israel Defense Forces said its troops would maintain a defensive position and respond to any attacks.
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Aug 4, 2014 — Israel also declared a seven-hour humanitarian cease-fire, but there were still no signs that a long-lasting peace was at hand.
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Jul 31, 2014 — Israel called up 16,000 reservists, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to destroy tunnels built by Hamas "with or without a cease-fire."
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Jul 30, 2014 — One U.N. official said this was a "breaking point." The conflict, now going into its 23rd day, shows no sign of abating. The death toll in Gaza has now surpassed 1,200.
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Jul 9, 2014 — The escalating conflict around the Gaza Strip has turned daily routines upside down. A family in Ashkelon, Israel, and one in Gaza City both take shelter — and struggle to keep their children safe.
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Apr 24, 2014 — The Israeli Cabinet on Thursday endorsed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's decision to suspend talks because the Palestine Liberation Organization and Hamas are moving to form a unity government.
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Mar 31, 2014 — The Palestinian ambassador to the Czech Republic died Jan. 1 at his residence in Prague. At first, investigators thought an old safe might have exploded. Now, they say that wasn't the case.
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