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Israeli Official: Calm in Gaza Part of Short-Term Truce

A senior Israeli official indicated that the quiet along the Gaza border maintained for several days was reached as part of a ceasefire agreement with Hamas, brokered by Egypt and the UN, but said a long-term truce could not be inked until captive Israelis and soldiers’ remains were returned from the enclave.

Palestinian security forces loyal to the Palestinian Authority stand at the Rafah border crossing with Egypt in the southern Gaza Strip on July 17, 2018. - Israel further tightened its blockade of the Gaza Strip preventing fuel deliveries through its only goods crossing with the Palestinian enclave after scores of …