Hamas rebuffs Israeli offer to extend humanitarian window

Palestinian men climb on Israel's military vehicle that was left behind by the forces in Gaza City's Shejaiya neighborhood, Saturday, July 26, 2014. (photo credit: AP/Hatem Moussa)

Palestinian men climb on Israel’s military vehicle that was left behind by the forces in Gaza City’s Shejaiya neighborhood, Saturday, July 26, 2014. (photo credit: AP/Hatem Moussa)

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Fragile 12-hour truce between Israel, Hamas goes into force

Muslim Gazans gather for an Iftar meal at a Greek Orthodox church in Gaza City where many Palestinians have sought taking shelter, Friday, July 25, 2014. (photo credit: Mohammed Abed/AFP)

Muslim Gazans gather for an Iftar meal at a Greek Orthodox church in Gaza City where many Palestinians have sought taking shelter, Friday, July 25, 2014. (photo credit: Mohammed Abed/AFP)

Palestinians return to streets in Gaza as lull takes effect; IDF says will continue targeting terror tunnels

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Turkish PM accuses Israel of ‘state terrorism’

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan (photo credit: AFP/Adem Altan/File)

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan (photo credit: AFP/Adem Altan/File)

Erdogan, expected to host Mahmoud Abbas on Friday, says normalization with Jewish state is ‘out of the question’

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Israel, Palestinians battle as Egyptian-proposed Gaza ceasefire collapses

Israeli tanks and armoured personnel carriers (APCs) are seen at a staging area outside the central Gaza Strip July 15, 2014. REUTERS-Baz Ratner

Israeli tanks and armoured personnel carriers (APCs) are seen at a staging area outside the central Gaza Strip July 15, 2014. REUTERS-Baz Ratner

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Palestinians draft UN resolution urging ceasefire

Riyad Mansour, Permanent Observer of the State of Palestine to the UN, addresses the November 25, 2013 meeting at the United Nations, New York. (photo credit: United Nations)

Riyad Mansour, Permanent Observer of the State of Palestine to the UN, addresses the November 25, 2013 meeting at the United Nations, New York. (photo credit: United Nations)

Proposed Security Council statement includes no mention of rocket fire by Hamas, making it unlikely the US will approve

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