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Israel and Hamas agree to Gaza cease-fire

November 21, 2012 in The Daily Republic

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) Israel and the Hamas militant group agreed to a cease-fire Wednesday to end eight days of the fiercest fighting in nearly four years, promising to halt attacks on each other and ease an Israeli blockade constricting the Gaza Strip.
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Israeli airstrike kill 5 Gaza militants

October 29, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Israeli aircraft killed 5 Palestinian militants from the Islamic Jihad group whom it says were responsible for recent rocket attacks on Israel, the military said today. Continue Reading

Egypt permanently opens Gaza border crossing

May 28, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The reopening of the Rafah border crossing eases an Egyptian blockade that has prevented the vast majority of Gaza’s 1.5 million people from being able to travel abroad. The closure, along with an Israeli blockade of its borders with Gaza, has fueled an economic crisis in the densely populated territory. Continue Reading