Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014

Ceasefire holding in Gaza strip between Israel, Hamas

Palestinian negotiators are pressing for an end to the crippling Gaza blockade imposed by Egypt and Israel, while Israel wants all Gaza militants to be disarmed.  Source: AP Palestinian negotiators are pressing for an end to the crippling Gaza blockade imposed by Egypt and Israel, while Israel wants all Gaza militants to be disarmed. Source: AP
AP | Jerusalem | Posted: August 11, 2014 12:49 pm | Updated: August 11, 2014 2:53 pm

Israel says a new cease-fire with the militant Hamas group is holding in the Gaza Strip, a day after the two sides agreed to resume talks in Cairo.

Protestors gather in front of the White House in Washington Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, to demonstration against Israel's military offensive in the Gaza Strip. Source: AP photo Protestors gather in front of the White House in Washington Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, to demonstration against Israel’s military offensive in the Gaza Strip. Source: AP photo

The military says no rockets were fired Monday at Israel and that the military hasn’t targeted any locations in the densely populated territory since the cease-fire went into effect on midnight Sunday.

Smoke from fires caused by Israeli strikes rises over Gaza City, Sunday. Source: AP Photo Smoke from fires caused by Israeli strikes rises over Gaza City, Sunday. Source: AP Photo

The quiet allows for the resumption of talks on a long-term truce to end a month of heavy fighting in Gaza that has killed More than 1,900 Palestinians. On the Israeli side, 67 people have died, all but three of them soldiers.

Gaza situation: Life stirs in Gaza as new 72-hour truce takes hold

Palestinian negotiators are pressing for an end to the crippling Gaza blockade imposed by Egypt and Israel, while Israel wants all Gaza militants to be disarmed.

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