Israel–Hamas ceasefire

Israel prepares a ground offensive; 100.000 Palestinians in East Jerusalem;

Israel has promised to continue targeting Islamist factions in Gaza, despite US President Joe Biden's prediction that their conflict could end soon.
The General Staff of the Israeli Defense Forces will consider today the approval of a possible ground offensive on the Gaza Strip, Hidai Zilberman, spokesperson for the Israel Defense Forces, stated.

Israel closes Gaza border crossings after rocket fire

Israel has closed two border crossings with Gaza, the army said on Nov. 2, after a rocket fired from the Palestinian enclave struck its territory.
"The crossing points for people and goods, Erez and Kerem Shalom, have been closed until further notice except for humanitarian aid," an army spokeswoman said.

Gaza truce pushes into second day ahead of Cairo talks

A fragile ceasefire in Gaza pushed into a second day Aug. 6 as Israeli and Palestinian delegations prepared for crunch talks in Cairo to try to extend the 72-hour truce.

The ceasefire, which came into effect Aug. 5 and carried past midnight into Wednesday, has brought relief to millions on both sides after one month of fighting killed 1,875 Palestinians and 67 people in Israel.

Israel withdraws Gaza troops as 72-hour truce begins

Israel on Aug. 5 completed the withdrawal of all troops from Gaza as a 72-hour humanitarian truce went into effect following intense global pressure to end the bloody conflict.

Just minutes before the ceasefire took hold, Israel's military and Hamas both engaged in shows of firepower, seemingly determined to have the last word on the 29th day of their hostilities.