ISRAELI - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/ISRAELI News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Evidence growing that Hamas used residential areas http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58408004-68/hamas-israel-israeli-gaza.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58408004-68/hamas-israel-israeli-gaza.html.csp">Evidence growing that Hamas used residential areas</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By HAMZA HENDAWI</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and JOSEF FEDERMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T20:54:18.49-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 08:54PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gaza City, Gaza Strip • Two weeks after the end of the Gaza war, there is growing evidence that Hamas militants used residential areas as cover for launching rockets at Israel, at least at times. Even Hamas now admits “mistakes” were made. But Hamas says it had little choice in Gaza’s crowded urban landscape, took safeguards to keep people away from the fighting, and that a heavy-handed Israeli response is to blame for the deaths of hundreds of Palestinian civilians. “Gaza, from Beit Hanoun in ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584080042014-09-12T20:54:18.49-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-12T20:54:18.49-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58408004@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 20:54:18 MDT Dozens of Israeli intel soldiers refuse to serve http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58406303-68/soldiers-unit-dozens-israeli.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58406303-68/soldiers-unit-dozens-israeli.html.csp">Dozens of Israeli intel soldiers refuse to serve</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T09:07:02.256-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 09:07AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jerusalem • Dozens of reserve soldiers from an elite Israeli intelligence unit have sent a letter to the country’s military chief and prime minister saying they refuse to serve for moral reasons. The letter from soldiers in Unit 8200 — Israel’s equivalent of the eavesdropping, code-breaking National Security Agency -- was published in the Yediot Ahronot daily on Friday. It alleges the unit’s intelligence work prevents Palestinians from leading “normal lives” and prolongs the conflict. One soldie...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584063032014-09-12T09:07:02.256-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-12T09:07:02.256-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58406303@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 09:07:02 MDT Gaza war is over, but Jerusalem violence remains http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58399965-68/palestinian-israeli-jerusalem-palestinians.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58399965-68/palestinian-israeli-jerusalem-palestinians.html.csp">Gaza war is over, but Jerusalem violence remains</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DANIEL ESTRIN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-10T19:39:50.215-06:00">Updated Sep 10, 2014 07:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jerusalem • While the world’s attention was focused on the airstrikes and rockets over Gaza and Israel this summer, a wave of violence hit the streets of Jerusalem — and is still roiling parts of this divided city at the core of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The kidnapping and killing of three Israeli teens by Palestinians in the West Bank, and the apparent revenge killing of a Palestinian youth by Israelis in Jerusalem, sparked a chain of events that led to the 50-day war between Israel an...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583999652014-09-10T19:39:50.215-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-10T19:39:50.215-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58399965@www.sltrib.com Wed, 10 Sep 2014 19:39:50 MDT Obama: ‘We will not be intimidated’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58371236-68/obama-sotloff-islamic-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58371236-68/obama-sotloff-islamic-state.html.csp">Obama: ‘We will not be intimidated’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Katie Zezima</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-03T21:04:03.689-06:00">Updated Sep 3, 2014 09:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Tallinn, Estonia • President Barack Obama pledged Wednesday to “degrade and destroy” the Islamic State and said that the militant group’s latest beheading of a U.S. journalist will only serve to galvanize those seeking to punish the militants. Obama’s comments, at a news conference in the Estonian capital, appeared to sharpen the U.S. commitment to confront the hard-line Islamist group controlling parts of northern Iraq and Syria. But Obama gave no clear details on how the United States planned...</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> 58371236@www.sltrib.com Wed, 03 Sep 2014 21:04:03 MDT Israel’s ‘The Farewell Party’ finds humor in death http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58358557-223/film-israeli-farewell-party.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58358557-223/film-israeli-farewell-party.html.csp">Israel’s ‘The Farewell Party’ finds humor in death</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JILL LAWLESS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-31T11:43:10.302-06:00">Updated Aug 31, 2014 11:43AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Venice, Italy • With dozens of films jostling for attention at the Venice Film Festival, it takes originality to make an impact. Two Israeli filmmakers have done it by refusing to accept that death is no laughing matter. “The Farewell Party” centers on a group of Jerusalem retirement-home residents who create a euthanasia machine to put a dying friend out of his misery — and then face a moral dilemma when others come seeking the same service. The movie treats assisted suicide — illegal in Israel...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583585572014-08-31T11:43:10.302-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-31T11:43:10.302-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58358557@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 11:43:10 MDT Israel to take 1,000 acres in West Bank for Jewish settlers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58359988-68/israeli-israel-west-peace.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58359988-68/israeli-israel-west-peace.html.csp">Israel to take 1,000 acres in West Bank for Jewish settlers</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">William Booth</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and Ruth Eglash</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-31T22:23:03.188-06:00">Updated Aug 31, 2014 10:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jerusalem • The Israeli government announced Sunday that it would appropriate almost 1,000 acres of land in the West Bank that could be used to build homes for Jewish settlers. The Israeli group Peace Now, which opposes expansion of Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, called it the largest land appropriation in 30 years. The Civil Administration, the Israeli military authority responsible for implementing government policy in the West Bank, said the decision was based on the “instruc...</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> 58359988@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 22:23:03 MDT 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