Senior diplomat meets with top Israeli and Hamas officials to broker five-year truce.
Rights group says Israeli actions during conflict do not justify direct and indiscriminate attacks on civilians.
Senior official says the plan was rejected because it attempted to separate Gaza from West Bank.
The embattled coastal enclave continues to succumb to the same internal divisions that have plagued Palestinians for nearly a decade.
"We continue to strengthen our capabilities by producing more rockets," said Marwan Issa, leader of Hamas' military wing.
The former Palestinian strongman wants to become the next president of Palestine.
A Palestinian journalist was kidnapped by a group claiming to be ISIS last week.
Avigdor Lieberman says Hezbollah and Hamas becoming stronger and bolder.
The programme aiding over 100,000 people made homeless will be suspended after donors pulled out.
The EU Moves to Put Hamas back on the Terrorism List
Eyal Yifrach, 19, and Gilad Shaer and Naftali Fraenkel, both 16, were shot dead while hitchhiking in the occupied West Bank in June.
Officials said the crossing would open for two days to allow Gazans with serious illnesses to travel for treatment, and to allow foreign nationals and students to travel.
Four Palestinians have been arrested on suspicion of plotting to kill Israel's foreign minister
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A Palestinian driver drove his car into a group of pedestrians, killing one, in second attack of its kind in two weeks
The Palestinians' chief peace negotiator has laid out plans to establish an independent Palestine within three years, even if it means ignoring pleas from the US not to push ahead
Sweden's new prime minister Stefan Lofven announced the move in his inaugural speech to parliament
Army and local residents say suspects in the murders of three Israeli teenagers were shot dead in Hebron
The opening of the school year had been delayed for three weeks because of damage to more than 250 schools
In Gaza, concerns are growing that reconstruction efforts may be hampered by political instability and a lack of funds
Fatah is beginning to lose out to more militant rivals Hamas in the West Bank
Hamas's leader said the group's military commander, caught earlier this month in an Israeli air strike, was "fine"
Israelis are wary of Syrian rebels taking a Golan Heights border post, Marc Schulman reports
Hamas leaders emerging from their bunkers is a sure sign of peace, says Marc Schulman
Palestinian and Egyptian officials said the deal calls for an indefinite halt to hostilities, the immediate opening of Gaza's blockaded crossings with Israel and Egypt and a widening of the territory's fishing zone in the Mediterranean
The ceasefire was reached under Egyptian mediation, Palestinian officials said, although there was no immediate confirmation from Israel