ISRAELI - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/ISRAELI News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Israel, Hamas declare victory in Gaza war http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58344862-68/hamas-gaza-israel-war.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58344862-68/hamas-gaza-israel-war.html.csp">Israel, Hamas declare victory in Gaza war</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TIA GOLDENBERG</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and IBRAHIM BARZAK</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-27T22:31:14.647-06:00">Updated Aug 27, 2014 10:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jerusalem • Both Israel’s prime minister and Hamas declared victory Wednesday in the Gaza war, though their competing claims left questions over future terms of their uneasy peace still lingering. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s comments, delivered in a prime-time address on national television, appeared aimed at countering critics of the war, with both hard-liners in his governing coalition, as well as residents of rocket-scarred southern Israel, saying the war was a failure becaus...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583448622014-08-27T22:31:14.647-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-27T22:31:14.647-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58344862@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:31:14 MDT Rebels capture only Syrian border crossing to Israel http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58345343-68/israel-crossing-syria-israeli.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58345343-68/israel-crossing-syria-israeli.html.csp">Rebels capture only Syrian border crossing to Israel</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Liz Sly and Ruth Eglash</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-27T22:27:53.497-06:00">Updated Aug 27, 2014 10:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Beirut • Syrian rebels Wednesday claimed control of the only border crossing between Syria and Israel, extending a series of gains in the strategically sensitive Golan Heights in recent days. The capture of the crossing point is of greater symbolic than strategic significance for the rebels fighting to overthrow Syrian President Bashar Assad, given the decades-old state of war that has prevailed between Israel and Syria. It does, however, consolidate rebel control over Syria’s border with Israe...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58345343@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:27:53 MDT Israel, Hamas agree to open-ended Gaza cease-fire http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58338448-68/gaza-hamas-fire-cease.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58338448-68/gaza-hamas-fire-cease.html.csp">Israel, Hamas agree to open-ended Gaza cease-fire</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T20:18:03.966-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 08:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gaza City, Gaza Strip • Palestinians in the Gaza Strip poured into the streets Tuesday to celebrate the announcement that Hamas and Israel had agreed to an open-ended cease-fire after 50 days of warfare that has killed more than 2,200 people. “We have won,” Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri exulted at a news conference in front of Shifa Hospital. He said the group’s fighters had accomplished “what no Arab army has done. We have defeated them,” referring to Israel. His exuberance aside, officials f...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58338448@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:18:03 MDT Fighting forces 70% of Israelis along Gaza border to leave homes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58336057-68/gaza-fighting-israeli-palestinian.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58336057-68/gaza-fighting-israeli-palestinian.html.csp">Fighting forces 70% of Israelis along Gaza border to leave homes</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By IAN DEITCH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-25T19:55:02.301-06:00">Updated Aug 25, 2014 07:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jerusalem • Hundreds of Israelis left their homes along the border with the Gaza Strip on Monday, reflecting growing frustration over the war with Hamas and the Palestinian mortar fire raining down on their communities. Tens of thousands of Israelis have fled the area in nearly two months of fighting, which has turned the communities into virtual ghost towns. With the school year fast approaching, the government began offering assistance to residents Monday in the first large-scale voluntary ev...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583360572014-08-25T19:55:02.301-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-25T19:55:02.301-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58336057@www.sltrib.com Mon, 25 Aug 2014 19:55:02 MDT Abbas to appeal to U.N. for end of Israeli occupation http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58332664-68/israel-gaza-palestinian-palestinians.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58332664-68/israel-gaza-palestinian-palestinians.html.csp">Abbas to appeal to U.N. for end of Israeli occupation</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and IBRAHIM BARZAK</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-24T21:01:02.377-06:00">Updated Aug 24, 2014 09:01PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Ramallah, West Bank • Aides to the Palestinian president said Sunday that he will soon appeal to the international community to set a deadline for Israel to end its occupation of lands captured in the 1967 Mideast war and make way for an independent Palestinian state. President Mahmoud Abbas was expected to unveil his proposal as part of a “day after” plan following the current war in the Gaza Strip, likely at a meeting of the Palestinian leadership on Tuesday, said the aides, who spoke on cond...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583326642014-08-24T21:01:02.377-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-24T21:01:02.377-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58332664@www.sltrib.com Sun, 24 Aug 2014 21:01:02 MDT Palestinian president prepares new U.N. appeal http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58331170-68/gaza-israel-palestinian-israeli.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58331170-68/gaza-israel-palestinian-israeli.html.csp">Palestinian president prepares new U.N. appeal</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH and IBRAHIM BARZAK </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-24T15:44:51.876-06:00">Updated Aug 24, 2014 03:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gaza City, Gaza Strip • Aides to the Palestinian president said Sunday that he will soon appeal to the international community to set a deadline for Israel to end its occupation of lands captured in the 1967 Mideast war and make way for an independent Palestinian state. President Mahmoud Abbas was expected to unveil his proposal as part of a “day after” plan following the current war in the Gaza Strip, likely at a meeting of the Palestinian leadership on Tuesday, said the aides, who spoke on con...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583311702014-08-24T15:44:51.876-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-24T15:44:51.876-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58331170@www.sltrib.com Sun, 24 Aug 2014 15:44:51 MDT Israeli missiles flatten Gaza apartment tower http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58329484-68/gaza-hamas-israel-israeli.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58329484-68/gaza-hamas-israel-israeli.html.csp">Israeli missiles flatten Gaza apartment tower</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KARIN LAUB</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and PETER ENAV</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-23T19:43:01.983-06:00">Updated Aug 23, 2014 07:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gaza City, Gaza Strip • Israel bombed an apartment tower in downtown Gaza City on Saturday, collapsing the 12-story building in an unprecedented strike, while Hamas kept up heavy rocket fire that sent more Israelis fleeing border areas close to Gaza. The violence signaled that a speedy resumption of truce talks is unlikely, despite another appeal by mediator Egypt. Gaps between Israel and Hamas on a border deal for blockaded Gaza remain vast, and repeated rounds of talks have ended in failure. ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58329484@www.sltrib.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 19:43:01 MDT Israeli airstrike kills 3 senior Hamas leaders http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58321366-68/hamas-gaza-israel-military.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58321366-68/hamas-gaza-israel-military.html.csp">Israeli airstrike kills 3 senior Hamas leaders</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By IBRAHIM BARZAK </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and PETER ENAV</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T19:32:08.276-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 07:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gaza City, Gaza Strip • An Israeli airstrike in Gaza killed three senior commanders of the Hamas military wing Thursday, delivering a likely blow to the organization’s morale and highlighting the long reach of Israel’s intelligence services. The pre-dawn strike leveled a four-story house in a densely populated neighborhood of the southern town of Rafah, killing six people, including the three senior Hamas commanders. The trio had played a key role in expanding Hamas’ military capabilities in re...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583213662014-08-21T19:32:08.276-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-21T19:32:08.276-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58321366@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:32:08 MDT Hamas: Military chief not present at Gaza strike http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58317014-68/gaza-strike-deif-hamas.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58317014-68/gaza-strike-deif-hamas.html.csp">Hamas: Military chief not present at Gaza strike</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By IBRAHIM BARZAK and IAN DEITCH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T11:06:20.593-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 11:06AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gaza City, Gaza Strip • A Hamas spokesman says the group’s elusive military chief was not present during an Israeli strike on a Gaza Strip house that killed his wife and son. Sami Abu Zuhri says Mohammed Deif “wasn’t even in the location when they bombed it.” Abu Zuhri was speaking to Hamas’ TV station Al-Aqsa on Wednesday. An Israeli strike on the three-story house late Tuesday killed Deif’s wife and child, as well as three others. Deif has escaped numerous Israeli assassination attempts in the...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583170142014-08-20T11:06:20.593-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-20T11:06:20.593-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58317014@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:06:20 MDT Egyptian cease-fire efforts collapse http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58312935-68/gaza-hamas-israel-palestinian.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58312935-68/gaza-hamas-israel-palestinian.html.csp">Egyptian cease-fire efforts collapse</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T19:50:41.322-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 07:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gaza City, Gaza Strip • Egyptian attempts to broker an end to a monthlong war between Israel and Hamas militants collapsed in heavy fighting Tuesday, with Palestinian militants firing dozens of rockets and Israel responding with airstrikes across the Gaza Strip. At least two Palestinians were killed. The burst of violence erupted in the hours before a temporary truce was set to expire. It left the Egyptian mediation efforts in tatters, and raised the likelihood of a new round of violence. Israe...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583129352014-08-19T19:50:41.322-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-19T19:50:41.322-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58312935@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19:50:41 MDT Israel, Hamas agree to extend talks by 24 hours http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58310717-68/hamas-gaza-israel-palestinian.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58310717-68/hamas-gaza-israel-palestinian.html.csp">Israel, Hamas agree to extend talks by 24 hours</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-18T20:12:42.094-06:00">Updated Aug 18, 2014 08:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">CAIRO • Egypt late Monday announced a 24-hour extension in talks between Israel and the Hamas militant group aimed at salvaging a long-term arrangement that would allow reconstruction of the Gaza Strip following a monthlong war that killed more than 2,000 people. The announcement came just minutes before a temporary truce was set to expire at midnight, averting a resumption of the fighting that has caused devastating damage across Gaza and disrupted life throughout southern Israel. “Palestinian...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583107172014-08-18T20:12:42.094-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-18T20:12:42.094-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58310717@www.sltrib.com Mon, 18 Aug 2014 20:12:42 MDT Hamas hoping for more concessions in truce talks http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58307101-68/hamas-gaza-israel-abbas.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58307101-68/hamas-gaza-israel-abbas.html.csp">Hamas hoping for more concessions in truce talks</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-17T20:31:55.458-06:00">Updated Aug 17, 2014 08:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Cairo • The Palestinians appeared divided Sunday as the clock was winding down on the latest Gaza cease-fire, with officials saying Hamas was still opposed to a compromise Egyptian proposal that would ease the closure of the territory, while other factions, including delegates representing President Mahmoud Abbas, were inclined to accept. Hamas officials said they were holding out in hopes of getting more concessions in the Egyptian-mediated talks. With a temporary truce set to expire late Mond...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583071012014-08-17T20:31:55.458-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-17T20:31:55.458-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58307101@www.sltrib.com Sun, 17 Aug 2014 20:31:55 MDT Palestinians voice optimism as Gaza truce holds http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58298832-68/hamas-israel-gaza-cairo.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58298832-68/hamas-israel-gaza-cairo.html.csp">Palestinians voice optimism as Gaza truce holds</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and TIA GOLDENBERG</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-14T20:20:02.913-06:00">Updated Aug 14, 2014 08:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Cairo • Palestinian officials voiced cautious optimism Thursday, hinting at progress in Egyptian-mediated negotiations with Israel to bring an end to the fighting in Gaza and secure new arrangements for the war-battered territory. But with the sides’ demands still seemingly irreconcilable, that optimism may be premature and a deal not so close in the making. Israel and Hamas are observing a five-day cease-fire which began at midnight Wednesday, in an attempt to allow talks between the sides in ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582988322014-08-14T20:20:02.913-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-14T20:20:02.913-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58298832@www.sltrib.com Thu, 14 Aug 2014 20:20:02 MDT Hamas, Israel OK five-day cease-fire http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58292208-68/israel-gaza-hamas-palestinian.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58292208-68/israel-gaza-hamas-palestinian.html.csp">Hamas, Israel OK five-day cease-fire</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and TIA GOLDENBERG</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-13T18:37:06.023-06:00">Updated Aug 13, 2014 06:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Cairo • Israel and Hamas agreed to extend a temporary cease-fire for five days, Egyptian and Palestinian officials announced Wednesday, permitting the sides to continue to negotiate a substantive deal to end the war in Gaza. Yet even as the extension was announced just minutes before a previous truce was set to expire at midnight, violence spiked, with Palestinian militants firing five rockets at Israel and Israel targeting sites across the Gaza Strip in response. It was not clear if the fighti...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582922082014-08-13T18:37:06.023-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-13T18:37:06.023-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58292208@www.sltrib.com Wed, 13 Aug 2014 18:37:06 MDT AP video journalist, translator killed in Gaza http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58292191-68/gaza-camilli-killed-video.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58292191-68/gaza-camilli-killed-video.html.csp">AP video journalist, translator killed in Gaza</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By IBRAHIM BARZAK and JOSEF FEDERMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-13T10:02:31.02-06:00">Updated Aug 13, 2014 10:02AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gaza City, Gaza Strip • An Associated Press video journalist and a freelance Palestinian translator were killed Wednesday when ordnance left over from the Israeli-Hamas war exploded as they were reporting on the conflict’s aftermath. Simone Camilli and Ali Shehda Abu Afash died in a blast as Gaza police engineers were trying to defuse unexploded ordnance fired by Israel during the recent fighting. Police said four police engineers also were killed. Three people, including AP photographer Hatem M...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582921912014-08-13T10:02:31.02-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-13T10:02:31.02-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58292191@www.sltrib.com Wed, 13 Aug 2014 10:02:31 MDT Egypt’s proposal to end war in Gaza calls for lifting part of blockade http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58289999-68/gaza-israel-hamas-palestinian.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58289999-68/gaza-israel-hamas-palestinian.html.csp">Egypt’s proposal to end war in Gaza calls for lifting part of blockade</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-12T21:22:02.182-06:00">Updated Aug 12, 2014 09:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Cairo • Egypt presented a proposed cease-fire to Israel and Hamas aimed at ending the monthlong war, Palestinian officials said early Wednesday after negotiators huddled for a second day of Egyptian-mediated talks aimed at ending the crisis and bringing relief to the embattled Gaza Strip. After more than 10 hours of talks on Tuesday, Palestinian officials told The Associated Press early Wednesday morning that Egypt’s proposal calls for easing parts of the Israeli blockade of Gaza, bringing some...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582899992014-08-12T21:22:02.182-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-12T21:22:02.182-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58289999@www.sltrib.com Tue, 12 Aug 2014 21:22:02 MDT Israel, Hamas accept Egyptian cease-fire proposal http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58281296-68/hamas-fire-gaza-israel.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58281296-68/hamas-fire-gaza-israel.html.csp">Israel, Hamas accept Egyptian cease-fire proposal</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-10T20:03:34.606-06:00">Updated Aug 10, 2014 08:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">CAIRO • Israel and the Hamas militant group accepted an Egyptian cease-fire proposal Sunday, clearing the way for the resumption of talks on a long-term truce to end a month of heavy fighting in the Gaza Strip that has taken nearly 2,000 lives. The announcement marked the second time in less than a week that the bitter enemies had agreed to Egyptian mediation. A similar three-day truce last week collapsed in renewed violence over the weekend. The truce took effect at midnight (2101 GMT), preced...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582812962014-08-10T20:03:34.606-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-10T20:03:34.606-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58281296@www.sltrib.com Sun, 10 Aug 2014 20:03:34 MDT Gaza talks on hold; Israeli delegation stays home http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58279375-68/gaza-hamas-israel-israeli.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58279375-68/gaza-hamas-israel-israeli.html.csp">Gaza talks on hold; Israeli delegation stays home</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By IAN DEITCH and KARIN LAUB</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-09T19:04:53.348-06:00">Updated Aug 9, 2014 07:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jerusalem • Egyptian-brokered talks between Israel and Hamas on a new border deal for Gaza were thrown into doubt Saturday after senior officials said an Israeli team would not rejoin negotiations in Cairo unless rocket fire from Gaza stops. A day after the end of a temporary truce, cross-border attacks continued Saturday, though at a lower intensity than on most days in the past month of fighting. Gaza militants fired 28 rockets at Israel, the army said, while Israel struck about 50 targets in...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582793752014-08-09T19:04:53.348-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-09T19:04:53.348-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58279375@www.sltrib.com Sat, 09 Aug 2014 19:04:53 MDT Gaza truce collapses in new violence http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58276855-68/israel-gaza-hamas-palestinian.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58276855-68/israel-gaza-hamas-palestinian.html.csp">Gaza truce collapses in new violence</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOSEF FEDERMAN and MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-08T18:49:17.12-06:00">Updated Aug 8, 2014 06:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jerusalem • A three-day-old truce collapsed Friday in a new round of violence after Gaza militants resumed rocket attacks on Israel, drawing a wave of retaliatory airstrikes that killed at least five Palestinians, including three children. The eruption of fighting shattered a brief calm in the monthlong war and dealt a blow to Egyptian-led efforts to secure a long-term cease-fire between the bitter enemies. A delegation of Palestinian negotiators remained in Cairo in hopes of salvaging the talk...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582768552014-08-08T18:49:17.12-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-08T18:49:17.12-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58276855@www.sltrib.com Fri, 08 Aug 2014 18:49:17 MDT Europeans pressing for Gaza harbor development http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58273292-68/gaza-port-israel-israeli.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58273292-68/gaza-port-israel-israeli.html.csp">Europeans pressing for Gaza harbor development</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By RAF CASERT</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-07T18:13:09.572-06:00">Updated Aug 7, 2014 06:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Brussels • A European idea to help end the devastating conflict in Gaza is gaining traction: Develop Gaza’s port to reopen the besieged territory to the rest of the world through a Cypriot port, with international monitors assuring that no weapons get through. Across Europe, governments are warming to the proposal to give the 43-kilometer (27-mile) strip on Israel’s southern border such an economic lifeline. After all, Gaza was a thriving port in ancient times. From Berlin to London to the Euro...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582732922014-08-07T18:13:09.572-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-07T18:13:09.572-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58273292@www.sltrib.com Thu, 07 Aug 2014 18:13:09 MDT