Israel has intensified its bombing of Gaza, destroying the headquarters of the Hamas government in the city and dozens of other buildings. A ground offensive might be imminent
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has told the UN General Assembly that there is "no meaning or value" in Middle East peace talks, unless they aim to carve out a Palestinian state without Israeli occupation.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has attempted to refocus attention on Iran, despite ongoing airstrikes against the "Islamic State." He also called Hamas and IS a branch of the same "poisonous tree."
The two Palestinian men who allegedly killed three Israeli teenagers in June have been shot dead in the West Bank. The teen murders escalated tensions which led to a nearly two-month war between Hamas and Israel in Gaza.
Four weeks after the end of the war between Hamas and Israel, talks between Palestinians and Israel are set to take place this week in Cairo. In Gaza, people are desperate to rebuild their homes and lives.
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