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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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Palestinians take step toward reconciliation with Hamas

February 6, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

After months of wavering, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas took a decisive step today toward reconciliation with the Islamic militant group Hamas, a move Israel promptly warned would close the door to any future peace talks. Continue Reading

Hamas, Egyptians discuss Israeli soldier handover

October 15, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Hamas officials were hashing out a strategy with Egyptian intelligence officers today how to transfer an Israeli soldier they have held captive for the past five years to Israel, a senior Hamas official said. Continue Reading

Hamas chief:1,027 prisoners to be freed in swap

October 11, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Hamas chief Khaled Mashaal says 450 prisoners will be released within a week, and the rest of 1,027 prisoners two months later in the swap deal that secures the release of Israeli soldier in captivity since 2006. Continue Reading

In Cairo, Palestinian factions talk unity Cabinet

June 14, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Unity talks between Hamas and Fatah in Cairo broke off today until next week without agreement over a new Palestinian prime minister, a Palestinian negotiator said. Continue Reading

Hamas fires 50-plus rockets at Israel

March 19, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Palestinian militants in Gaza fired more than 50 rockets into Israel today, the heaviest barrage in two years, Israeli officials said. Continue Reading