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  • Smoke rises after an Israeli forces strike in Gaza City, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

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    An Israeli missile flattened a two-story house in a residential neighborhood of Gaza City on Sunday, killing at least 11 civilians, mostly women and children, Palestinian medical officials said, as Israel expanded a military offensive to target homes of wanted militants.

  • Palestinian supporters of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine wave their party's red flags during a Feb. 23, 2012, rally in Gaza City celebrating 43 years since its founding. (Associated Press)

    Israeli proposal puts off Palestinian officials

    Israeli and Palestinian officials Thursday offered competing interpretations of an Israeli proposal for Palestinian statehood, with the prospect of renewed peace talks drifting further away.

  • ** FILE ** Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (left) and Khaled Mashaal (right), chief of the Islamic militant group Hamas, sit with Qatar's crown prince, Sheik Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, as they sign a reconciliation agreement in Doha, Qatar, on Monday, Feb. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Thaer Ghanaim, Palestinian President's Office)

    Palestinians take step toward unity

    After months of wavering, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas took a decisive step Monday toward reconciliation with the Islamic militant group Hamas, a move Israel promptly warned would close the door to any future peace talks.

  • Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (left) and Palestinian chief negotiator Nabil Shaath meet in Moscow on Tuesday, July 5, 2011. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

    Palestinians: Russia supports bid for statehood

    A top Palestinian official said Tuesday that Russia supports his government's bid to seek recognition of a Palestinian state at the United Nations this fall.

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