Israeli Defense Forces' Chief of Staff Benny Gantz ordered to gradually release IDF soldiers called up for emergency service during Operation Pillar of Defense on Thursday.

Israeli Airforce to Respond if Gaza Truce Violated
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that the Israeli airforce will respond with force if an Egypt-brokered ceasefire deal with Gaza is violated.
Israel Warns of Tougher Operation If Truce Agreement Violated
An Israeli minister said Thursday that Hamas can expect an aggravated military response in the event that it or other militant groups in the Gaza Strip resume rocket attacks on Israel.
Cease-fire Reached in Gaza Conflict
Egyptian FM Mohamed Kamel Amr announces the ceasefire between Israel and Gaza militant groups takes effect at 9:00 pm local time Wednesday. Israel Confirms Agreement Reached; Hamas TV: Ceasefire Valid
CRI Reports
Future of Gaza
For more on the situation in Gaza, CRI's Zheng Chenguang spoke earlier with Li Guofu, senior researcher with China Institute of International Studies.
Cease-fire Reached in Gaza Conflicts
A ceasefire has finally been reached after eight days of Gaza-Israel violence.

Israel Starts Withdrawing Troops from Israel-Gaza Strip Border

Palestinians Mourn for Lost Relatives in Gaza City

Children in Gaza Crisis

Death Toll Climbs to 130 in Israeli Airstrikes on Gaza

Israeli Ground Troops Continue to Gather near Gaza Border

Abbas calls for ending violence in Gaza

Palestinians Protest against Israeli Military Operation in Gaza

Palestinians Clash with Israeli Soldiers in Nablus
World Reaction
• Russia Hails Gaza Ceasefire Agreement
Russia is pleased that a ceasefire agreement has been reached in the Gaza Strip, the Foreign Ministry said Thursday.
• Islamic Jihad: Gaza Ceasefire Not End of Battle
The armed wing of Islamic Jihad movement said Thursday that the Egyptian-brokered ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militant groups in the Gaza Strip does not mean an end to the conflict.
• UN to Provide Food Rations to 350 Families in Gaza
United Nations World Food Program (WFP) has announced that it would soon provide emergency food assistance for about 350 families with around 2,100 people in the Gaza Strip whose houses were destroyed in recent Israeli attacks.
• Iran Provides Missile Technology to Palestinians
Commander of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Major General Mohammad-Ali Jafari said Wednesday Iran has provided the Palestinian resistance with the technology of mass production of Fajr-5 missiles, semi-official Fars news agency reported.
• Anti-Israel Protests Intensify in Indian-controlled Kashmir
Anti- Israel protests have intensified in Indian-controlled Kashmir with hundreds of students Wednesday staged demonstrations against ongoing Israeli attacks on Gaza and killings of Palestinians.
• Rally Held in Eastern Afghan City against Israeli Attack on Gaza
More than 500 Afghans staged a demonstration here Wednesday in protest against Israel's offensive on the Palestinian inhabitants of the Gaza Strip.
v Gaza Violence Brings Change in Balance of Power between Hamas, Israel
Eight days of fighting between the Islamic Hamas movement and Israel in the Gaza Strip ended up Wednesday with a ceasefire, which for the first time has changed the balance of power between the two sides following Arab and international diplomatic efforts, analysts said.
v 4 Palestinians Die in Gaza, Hamas Accuses Israel of Violating Truce
Four Palestinians died in the Gaza Strip on Friday, one of whom shot dead by Israeli army during a demonstration near the border with Israel and another three died of wounds sustained from previous Israeli strikes, medics said.
v Israel Fires Warning Shots to Palestinians near Gaza Border
The Israel Defence Forces (IDF) fired warning shots to a group of Palestinians near Gaza border on Friday.
v Israeli Soldiers Kill Palestinian, Wound 25 in Gaza
Israeli soldiers stationed at the borderline between Israel and eastern Gaza Strip opened fire on Friday morning at a group of Palestinian farmers, killing one and wounding 25 others, medics and witnesses said.
v Gaza Celebrates Ceasefire amid International Relief
Residents in Gaza have poured into the streets on Thursday to celebrate the restoration of calm in the territory after eight days of aerial bombardment, as words of relief continue to come from members of the international community.
v Israel to Rehabilitate Residents, Rebuild Dwellings in Rocket- stricken Areas: PM
In the wake of Wednesday's cease- fire with Hamas in the Gaza Strip, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday announced a comprehensive inter-ministerial project to aid the southern region's tens of thousands of rocket- battered residents to rebuild homes, businesses and lives.
v Israeli: 55 Terror Suspects Arrested in West Bank
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and the secret service Shin Bet arrested 55 terror suspects in an extensive operation in the West Bank overnight, the IDF said in a statement Thursday.
v ASEAN Hails Israeli-Palestinian Ceasefire Agreement
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) welcomed the ceasefire agreement between Israel and Gaza's Palestinians, saying the truce was timely and prevented more casualties, Cambodian Prime Minister and the current ASEAN chair Hun Sen said Thursday.
• Israel-Hamas Ceasefire "Political Victory" for Palestinian Factions
• Israeli Economy Remains Strong Despite Conflict
• Truce Deal out of Eeach, as Israeli, Hamas Eemain too Far Apart
• No Israeli Ground Offensive until Diplomacy Fails
• Israeli Operations on Gaza May Spur Palestinian Rivals to Reconcile

Conflicts between Palestine and Israel last for decades due to historic and religious problems.

To solve the unstopped stalemate and battles, Leaders of the United Nations, the United States, the European Union and Russia constituted the Quartet on the Middle East in an effort to revive stalled peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.

In November 2007, out of joint efforts of the Mideast Quartet, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas met at a Middle East peace conference in Annapolis, Maryland, marking the restart of their severed peace dialogue.

But direct talks between the two sides were broken by a massive Israeli military strike against the Gaza Strip at the end of 2008.

On November 14, 2012, the Israeli military airtriked on Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip which has killed 130 civilians.

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