Harriet Sherwood, Ian Black and Patrick Kingsley

John Kerry Fails to Secure Gaza Ceasefire as Efforts For Truce Continue

The US failed to secure agreement on a ceasefire to end 18 days of fighting between Israel and Hamas in Gaza on Friday night but insisted that efforts were continuing to arrange a humanitarian truce in time for a Muslim holiday early next week.

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Israeli Cabinet Rejects U.S. Proposal For 'Humanitarian Pause' in Gaza Fighting

Israel's cabinet has unanimously rejected a US-backed proposal for a week-long "humanitarian pause" in the offensive on Gaza after 18 days of fighting that has claimed more than 800 Palestinian lives.

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