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#Hamas denies taking missing Israeli soldier

Israeli shellingThe al-Qasaam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, has denied capturing a missing Israeli soldier after Barack Obama, the US president, called for his release as a precondition for further ceasefire talks after the latest Gaza truce fell apart after just a few hours.

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US accuses #Hamas of #Gaza truce breach

US president Barack Obama blamed Hamas for the swift collapse of the latest Gaza ceasefire, accusing the Palestinian group of launching a "barbaric" attack.

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Israeli military announces end to #Gaza truce

PalestiniansThe Israeli military says a Gaza ceasefire that went into effect earlier on Friday is now over and military operations are in progress on the ground.

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#Israel army fears soldier captured in #Gaza

Israeli forces in the southern Gaza Strip are searching for a missing soldier they fear may have been captured by Palestinian fighters during clashes, the army said.

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#Gaza truce collapses amid renewed shelling

woundingA three-day humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza collapsed only hours after it began amid a deadly new wave of violence and the apparent capture by Hamas of an Israeli soldier.

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UN says illegal #Gaza blockade must be lifted

humanitarian crisisThe UN's top rights and refugee officials have condemned Israel's bombardment of Gaza and warned of a major humanitarian crisis.

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Hamas and Israel agree 72-hour Gaza ceasefire

The UN and the US have announced that Israel and Hamas have agreed to an unconditional 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire to begin on Friday morning.

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US: 'little doubt' #Israel bombed #Gaza school

civiliansThe United States has said there is "little doubt" Israeli bombs killed 19 people at a UN shelter in Gaza, in its strongest condemnation yet of Israeli attacks on civilians in the Palestinian enclave.

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AJ journalist's jailing 'a serious injustice'

The father of jailed Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste has said his imprisonment in Egypt is a "grave and very serious injustice", days after the family announced an appeal.

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#Gaza 'on precipice' as #Israel presses attacks

humanitarian crisisThe UN's top rights and refugee officials have condemned Israel's bombardment of Gaza and warned of a major humanitarian crisis, with almost half of Palestinians now refugees in their own territory.

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