Friday Aug 8
Israel strikes Gaza
Israel launched air strikes across the Gaza Strip on Friday in response to Palestinian rockets fired after Egyptian-mediated talks failed to extend a 72-hour truce in the month-long war.
Israelis, Palestinians set to launch 72-hour truce in monthlong war
Israel and Islamist Hamas were expected to hold their fire for three days starting on Tuesday, under terms of an Egyptian-brokered truce, while launching negotiations to cement a long-term deal to end a four-week Gaza war.
Sources: One-week Mideast cease-fire in works
The United States and Egypt are moving closer to an agreement with Israel and the Palestinians on a one-week humanitarian cease-fire, starting Sunday, diplomatic sources told CNN on Friday.
Israel says it will accept cease-fire plan
Israel says it will accept an Egyptian proposal for a cease-fire with Hamas in the Gaza conflict.