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  • Palestinian men ride a donkey cart past destroyed buildings in the northern Gaza Strip.

    A fresh three-day ceasefire agreed between Israel and Palestinian faction Hamas in Gaza was holding on Monday. The agreement came after days of intense mediation by Egypt.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 11, 2014, 7:55 AM EDT
  • Children hold a candlelight vigil in solidarity with victims of bombings in Gaza on August 5, 2014 in Amman, Jordan.

    A Gaza truce was holding on Wednesday as Egyptian mediators pursued talks with Israeli and Palestinian representatives on an enduring end to a war that has devastated the Hamas Islamist-dominated enclave.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 06, 2014, 7:31 AM EDT
  • Israeli soldiers return from Gaza on August 3, 2014 near the border with Gaza, Israel. As Operation Protective Edge enters its 27th day, a large amount of Israeli ground troops are believed to have left the Gaza Strip.

    A seven-hour "humanitarian window" announced by Israel has come into effect in parts of Gaza. The announcement came after an attack near a UN-run school in Gaza killed 10, sparking international outrage.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 04, 2014, 7:31 AM EDT
  • WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 29: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry answers questions about Israel's invasion of Gaza and the current situation in Ukraine following a meeting with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin at the State Department July 29, 2014 in Washington, DC. Kerry responded to questions raised about his attempts to broker a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. Credit Win McNamee/Getty Images

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon announced in a joint statement on Friday that Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza.

    LAST UPDATE : Jul 31, 2014, 6:16 PM EDT