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UAE working on new projects in Palestine

The Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) is presently working on a number of development projects worth Dh53 million ($14.4 million) in the occupied Palestinian territories, said a report. These include health, educational, religious and d

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Deal reached to end Gaza war, says Hamas

Israel and Palestinian leaders on Tuesday reached a Gaza ceasefire agreement which will start at 1600 GMT, the state's MENA news agency said citing two Egyptian officials. Confirming the news, both Israeli and Palestinian offi

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Israeli air strikes target more Gaza high-rises

Israel bombed more of Gaza's tallest structures on Tuesday, bringing down a 13-storey apartment and office tower and destroying most of a 16-floor residential building after warning occupants to get out. The Israeli military,

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Israeli air strikes kill 2 Palestinians, 20 wounded

Israeli air strikes launched before dawn on Tuesday killed two Palestinians and destroyed much of one of Gaza's tallest apartment and office buildings, setting off huge explosions and wounding 20 people, Palestinian health officials said.

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Hamas agrees abducting Israeli teens

A top Hamas official said members of his militant group kidnapped three Israeli teenagers whose deaths in June provoked a spiral of violence that led to the war in Gaza, the first acknowledgement of the movement's involvement.

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Israel, Palestinians extend Gaza truce by 24 hours

Israel and the Palestinians agreed on Monday to extend a Gaza truce by another 24 hours, minutes before an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire was set to expire, officials on both sides said. Agreement was reached as gaps on key issues co

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Israel must accept demands or face long war: Hamas

Hamas rejected on Saturday as insufficient offers made in Cairo to Palestinian negotiators seeking to end Israel's offensive in the Gaza Strip, and raised the possibility of renewed fighting when the current truce expires. Isr

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Renewed Israel, Palestinian truce off to shaky start

Israel and the Palestinians renewed a truce that had largely tempered a five-week-old war, but the deal got off to a shaky start on Thursday with rockets from Gaza slamming into Israel and Israel retaliating with air strikes. Hama

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Talks on ending Gaza war 'difficult', but truce holds

Talks to end a month-long war between Israel and Gaza militants are "difficult", Palestinian delegates said on Tuesday, while Israeli officials said no progress had been made so far and fighting could soon resume. As a 7

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Israel, Palestinians launch new three-day ceasefire

Israel and the Palestinians held their fire early on Monday at the start of a new 72-hour ceasefire proposed by Egypt that took effect at 2100 GMT. There were no immediate reports of breaches of the ceasefire although Hamas claime

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