The US has blocked an independent investigation into the killing of more than 60 Palestinians at the border between Gaza and Israel, calling Israel’s actions justifiable and blaming the violence on Hamas.
Israel's Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman has officially resigned and his kingmaker party is leaving the coalition. Though longtime PM Benjamin Netanyahu can survive, early elections now seem almost inevitable.
Israel and Palestinian factions in Gaza have held a ceasefire following the worst violence since the 2014 war. The situation remains precarious.
A botched Israeli raid has resulted in the worst escalation of violence in the Gaza Strip since a 2014 war between Israel and Hamas. Unrest at the Gaza-Israel border had been calmer in recent weeks.
Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman has resigned due to differences with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over a Gaza ceasefire. The move may trigger early elections.
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