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 Israel's parliament has chosen Reuven Rivlin, a stalwart in the ruling Likud Party, as the country's next president. [AFP]
17:59 بتوقيت جرينتش

Peres gives final speech as president before Rivilin's swearing in; mayors from South attend ceremony; customary cocktail party was canceled, out of sensitivity to the security situation.

A female Israeli soldier holds her weapon as she takes a rest with her comrades at an army deployment near the Israeli-Gaza border, on July 24, 2014. [AFP]
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The Hamas-affiliated al-Qassam Brigades said on Thursday that they had killed eight Israeli soldiers in northeastern Gaza City in what was potentially the deadliest attack on the military since the ground invasion began last week.

A trail of blood is seen in the courtyard of a UN School in the northern Beit Hanun district of the Gaza Strip on July 24, 2014, after it was hit by an Israeli tank shell. [AFP]
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A spokesman for the UN's Palestine refugee agency UNRWA in Gaza Adnan Abu Hasana said on Thursday that they had received no warning before Israeli forces shelled a Beit Hanoun school that was serving as a shelter earlier in the afternoon.

(Photo courtesy of the Royal Court).
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His Royal Highness Crown Prince Hussein supervised the dispatch of a humanitarian assistance convoy carrying food and medical supplies for Gaza on Wednesday.

Two Palestinians were shot dead during protests last week. (AFP/File)
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Israeli forces fired tear gas, rubber-coated steel bullets, and stun grenades at demonstrators protesting the Israeli offensive in Gaza.

The three killed are the first fatalities of UNRWA aid workers in Israel's current Gaza offensive. (AFP/File)
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The U.N. aid agency reported that three of its workers were killed by incoming fire in Gaza.

Over 700 Palestinians have been killed during Israel's offensive. (AFP/File)
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Israel slammed the UN's recent decision to investigate Israeli war crimes against Palestinians in Gaza.

Israel's Gaza offensive is now in its 17th day. (AFP/File)
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Brazil has recalled its ambassador from Tel Aviv over Israel's Gaza offensive.

Israel's Gaza offensive has lasted for 17 days and shows no signs of stopping. (AFP/File)
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The Palestinian death toll in Gaza has climbed to over 700.

John Kerry insists some progress on the ceasefire was made during his trip. (AFP/File)
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry left Israel with no ceasefire to end Israel's Gaza offensive.

The FAA instituted the ban on Tuesday and extended it on Wednesday. (AFP/File)
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The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. flights in and out of Israel.

Speaking in Doha, exiled Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal held a press conference on Wednesday, stating that:  "we are against any agreement that does not accept our demands" (Karim Jaafar/ al-Watam Doha/ AFP).
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Speaking in exile from Doha, Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal remained defiant that Hamas would not accept a truce unless it included terms to end the blockade on Gaza.

The U.S. banned all U.S. flights to Tel Aviv on Tuesday. (AFP/File)
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The U.S. State Department said Wednesday that Hamas possesses rockets than can reach Ben Gurion airport.

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Over 650 Palestinians have died in the offensive. (AFP/File)
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The UN human rights council will investigate Israel's actions in Gaza.

The 21-year-old was killed during clashes in Jerusalem on Monday. (AFP/File)
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Thousands of Palestinians attended a mass funeral for a young protester killed by Israeli forces in the West Bank.