|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.
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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