Israel to release up to 150 Palestinian prisoners later this month.
Explosions and a Hamas-led crackdown on the rival Fatah Party has raised tensions to their highest levels since Hamas seized control of the Palestinian territory in 2007.
Two soldiers whose remains were part of a prisoner swap with Hezbollah were eulogized Thursday amid ongoing unease over the exchange and questions about balancing family interests with those of the state.
Israel's cabinet approved a controversial prisoner swap of 'terrorists' to recover two soldiers abducted in 2006.
Palestinian militants from Islamic Jihad fired rockets on Israel Tuesday in retaliation for an Israeli strike on its members in the West Bank.
Some analysts says that Hamas's ability to enforce the Egyptian-brokered truce with Israel could widen international acceptance of the militant Islamist organization.
The agreement may mark a break with a longstanding Israeli and American boycott of the Islamic militant organization, giving Hamas incentive to enforce the deal.
The temporary cease-fire deal bids to end attacks from Gaza militants and the Israeli army and improve life in the impoverished coastal strip.