Israeli-Palestinian Conflict in 2014 Roundup

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July 24, 2014 16 Palestinians are killed and more than 100 wounded in an attack on a UN elementary school in Gaza. Israel denies launching the attack, saying Hamas militants are responsible, missing their target. The Palestinian death toll is now more than 575, mostly civilians, while at least 27 Israeli soldiers and two Israeli civilians have been killed. Palestinians in the West Bank protest to show unity with Gazans.

Aug 5, 2014 A 72-hour cease-fire mediated by Egypt begins. Israel withdraws its forces from the Gaza strip. Both Hamas and Israel agree to talks, mediated by Egypt, in an effort toward lasting peace.

Aug 26, 2014 Israel and Hamas agree to an open-ended cease-fire, mediated by Egypt. The interim agreement still has Hamas in control of Gaza while Israel and Egypt still control access to Gaza, leaving no clear winner in this latest conflict. Since the conflict began in early July, 2,143 Palestinians have been killed, mostly civilians, with more than 11,000 wounded and 100,000 left homeless. On Israel’s side, 64 soldiers and six civilians have been killed…

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