After 3-Day Gaza Conflict, a Cease-Fire Holds: Key Takeaways

The conflict may have dealt a severe blow to Palestinian Islamic Jihad, the Gaza militant group, and strengthened the hand of Israel’s interim prime minister, Yair Lapid.

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Air War Between Gaza Militants and Israel Enters Second Day

No cease-fire appeared imminent, despite early mediation efforts by international actors, including the United Nations.

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Israel Hits Gaza, Prompting Rocket Barrage and Ending Relative Calm

In by far the biggest escalation of violence in Gaza since the end of a war in May 2021, Israeli airstrikes killed a militant leader and at least nine others, according to Palestinian officials.

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Israeli Airstrikes on Gaza Kill Senior Figure in Palestinian Militant Group

The attacks came after Israel arrested another top militant from the same group and closed crossings into the Gaza Strip this week, anticipating retaliatory attacks.

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Arab Gunmen Kill 2 in Hadera, on Eve of Historic Summit

The unusually brazen attack in Hadera, a city on the Mediterranean coast, came as four Arab foreign ministers arrived for an unprecedented summit that shows Israel’s growing role in the Middle East

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Four Killed in Southern Israel in Latest in Spate of Attacks

The attacks have heightened fears of further violence in April, when the convergence of three religious holidays has leaders on edge.

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Palestinian Prisoner’s Hunger Strike Leads to Deal for Release

A Palestinian accused of plotting to kill Israelis went on a hunger strike to protest his imprisonment without trial. Fearing unrest, Israel agreed to release him.

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Five Killed in West Bank Shootouts

The Israeli military said the five were killed during raids to arrest members of a Hamas network planning terrorist attacks against Israeli civilians.

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Israel Captures 2 of 6 Palestinian Fugitives Who Escaped Prison

The escape on Monday was seen as a rare humiliation of Israel’s security establishment, and celebrated by Palestinians. The other four inmates remain at large.

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A Hole, a Tunnel, a 32-Yard Crawl: Palestinians Still Free After Jailbreak

A huge manhunt has failed to find six Palestinian prisoners who escaped an Israeli jail early on Monday morning.

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Manhunt Underway After 6 Palestinians Escape Israeli Prison

Four of the fugitives had been convicted of terror offenses and were serving at least two life sentences, while legal proceedings continued for the other two.

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Iran, a Longtime Backer of Hamas, Cheers Attacks on Israel

Tehran jumped at the chance to portray militants’ barrages on Israel as revenge for Israeli attacks on Iran. But Israel says Tehran played no role in the latest conflict.

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Israel Ground Forces Shell Gaza as Fighting Intensifies

The surge in fighting left Israel in an unprecedented position — fighting Palestinian militants on its southern flank as it sought to head off its worst civil unrest in decades.

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