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Israel’s killings of Palestinians in its Gaza offensive have been called “genocide” by Miguel d’Escoto Brockmann (photo, from aljazeera.net), the president of the UN General Assembly. (more…)

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Israeli military officials have confirmed the entrance of Israeli ground troops in the Gaza Strip (photo, from aljazeera.net), a week after the offensive against Hamas began. (more…)

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The ceasefire between Gaza and Israel that started in June is unlikely to be extended, the Palestinian group Hamas has said in a statement attributed to exiled leader Khaled Mashaal.

Earlier reports on Sunday quoting Mr Mashaal as saying there would definitely be no renewal of the truce were inaccurate, Hamas officials told Al Jazeera. (more…)

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The scheduled release by Israel of 230 Palestinian prisoners will be delayed for a week, and each side is saying the other caused the hold-up. (more…)

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After 13 days of tit-for-tat attacks, the five-month truce with Hamas in the Gaza Strip has been “shattered”, said Israel’s prime minister (photo). (more…)

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Tzipi Livni (photo, from economist.com), Israel’s foreign ministry, has won the election to replace Ehud Olmert, the current prime minister, as the leader of the ruling Kadima party.

Early on Thursday, Ms Livni said in a victory speech, that she would now begin efforts to form a coalition government, putting her on track for the premiership. (more…)

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The decision concerning wether to indict Ehud Olmert (photo), Israeli prime minister, rests with Attorney General Meni Mazuz, even though prosecutors have been formally recommended by Israeli police that Mr Olmert should be indicted in a corruption investigation.

As he is facing the multiple corruption investigations, Mr Olmert already announced that he will resign later this month. (more…)

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