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    Tensions high between Palestinians and Israelis as Hamas says it will not extend truce

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 10:10am by Associated Press and Agence France-Presse in Gaza City

    ... Speaking in Jerusalem after a visit to Gaza, International Committee of the Red Cross President Peter Maurer said he was “deeply distressed and shocked” at the impact of violence, saying the scale ... and the international community are telling [Hamas] not to... leave negotiations” while on the other hand the military wing of Hamas is warning they could restart the rocket launches.” . Despite the withdrawal ...

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    At least 97 Palestinians killed in Israeli offensive as thousands flee Gaza homes

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 02:48pm by AFP

    ...   With ambulances unable to reach the area, the International Committee of the Red Cross called for an urgent temporary ceasefire to allow paramedics to evacuate the dead and wounded. Both sides agreed. ... to destroy the network of tunnels used by militants to stage cross-border attacks. Netanyahu also said troops could end their mission "fairly quickly". But he demanded international action ...

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    Iran agrees deal to sell US$195m of arms to Iraq, busting UN embargo

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 09:52pm by Reuters

    ... from the government of Iraq and to ensure that Iraqi officials understand the limits that international law places on arms trade with Iran," Psaki said, referring to the UN resolution that imposed an arms embargo on Iran. A US official said such a deal could further complicate Washington's approach to negotiating with Iran on easing international sanctions over its nuclear ...

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    Israel frees 26 Palestinian prisoners ahead of US Secretary of State's visit

    Posted Dec 31st 2013, 09:40am by Associated Press in Jerusalem

    ... of prisoners living in what it considers to be Israeli territory. Israel’s annexation of east Jerusalem is not internationally recognised, and the vast majority of Arab residents in the area hold ... that could upset peace efforts, a committee of Israeli Cabinet ministers approved a bill on Sunday that would annex a section of the West Bank near the Jordanian border to Israel. Netanyahu has said ...

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    Palestinians say Israel ‘only suspect’ in Arafat death

    Posted Nov 08th 2013, 06:13pm by Agence France-Presse in Ramallah

    ... meaning that the crime was committed by a state,” he said, calling for an “international committee” to probe the killing along the lines of the one that investigated the murder of Lebanon’s Rafiq ... conference in Ramallah, days after Swiss scientists released results that “moderately” supported the notion Arafat was poisoned. Palestinian officials on Thursday demanded an international inquiry ...

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    Israel warns against nuclear compromise with Iran

    Posted Oct 15th 2013, 03:12pm by Agence France-Presse in Jerusalem

    ... talks. Following a meeting late on Monday, the security cabinet warned the international community against any “partial agreement that would fail to bring about the full dismantling ... “reject Iran’s attempts to reach a deal that would leave it with the capability to develop nuclear weapons.” An Israeli official said that the seven-member ministerial committee had met on Monday ...

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    Israel to build hundreds of West Bank settler homes

    Posted Jun 13th 2013, 02:06pm by Agence France-Presse in Jerusalem

    ... enlarging the settlement tenfold,” she said. The Palestinians lambasted the move as a “serious challenge” and demanded a response from Washington, the European Union and the international community. ... its settlement construction on land the Palestinians want for a future state. On Monday, Netanyahu told a parliamentary committee Israel was building in the West Bank and would continue to do ...

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    Kerry on new Mideast bid as Israel stresses security

    Posted Jun 28th 2013, 09:41am by Agence France-Presse in Jerusalem

    ... from January elections with an even more right-leaning cabinet. The day before Kerry’s arrival, an Israeli planning committee granted final approval for the construction of 69 new settler homes in annexed east Jerusalem. On Thursday Britain and France issued statements condemning the move as illegal under international law and liable to jeopardise peace efforts. The Palestinians insist ...

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    US, Britain warn of risks of Israeli ground war

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 01:01pm

    ... militant group. The claim could not be immediately verified, and the attack raised speculation that Israel could face increased international pressure if the civilian death toll continued to rise. ... of an Israeli escalation. “A ground invasion is much more difficult for the international community to sympathise with or support, including the United Kingdom,” he said. Israeli officials say ...



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