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Egypt unrest squeezes Gaza, prompting shortages

GAZA CITY — The unrest in Egypt has sparked a severe shortage in goods and fuel in the already isolated Gaza Strip, which relies on smuggling tunnels under the Gaza-Egypt border for the majority of its imports.

Israel apologizes to Turkey over Gaza flotilla deaths

In their first phone call since the incident in May 2010, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan that "the tragic consequences of the Mavi Marmara flotilla were not intended" and that Israel was sorry for "any mistake that could have led to loss of life."

Chatter: Israeli troops open fire near Gaza border

A border shooting threatens the fragile peace between Israel and Gaza, Egypt prepares to protest a presidential power grab, and Mexico needs a name-change.
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A border shooting threatens the fragile peace between Israel and Gaza, Egypt prepares to protest a presidential power grab, and Mexico needs a name-change.
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Israel-Hamas cease-fire holding so far

The cease-fire between Israel and Hamas appears to be holding, after eight days of conflict in Gaza.

Chatter: Bus bomb explodes in Tel Aviv, Israel blames terrorists

An explosion in Tel Aviv spreads panic in Israel, the last Mumbai attacker is hanged, and Twinkies are on their way out - no really, this time we mean it.
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An explosion in Tel Aviv spreads panic in Israel, the last Mumbai attacker is hanged, and Twinkies are on their way out - no really, this time we mean it.
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Egypt's Morsi says Israeli strikes on Gaza will end today

As mediators push Israel and Hamas to agree a cease-fire in Gaza, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has said that Israeli "aggression" will soon be over.

Qatar emir visits Gaza to Hamas leaders' delight

Qatar has been one of Hamas' main benefactors since the group fell out with Syria and relations with Iran cooled.

Hamas allows election commission to enter Gaza

The Palestinian rival factions, Fatah and Hamas, hope to hold elections in the next six months, healing a rift that has existed for the past five years.

Israeli airstrikes on Gaza kill one

The Israeli military confirmed the strikes in a statement, saying that its aircraft had struck four targets, including “a terror tunnel and a weapon manufacturing facility” in the north of the strip.
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