Palestinian men pray on August 15, 2014 underneath a toppled minaret during Friday prayers at a mosque that was targeted by Israeli army strikes during the latest fighting between Israel and Hamas. (AFP/Roberto Schmidt)
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The European Union offered Friday to take charge of Gaza's border crossings and work to prevent illegal arms flows, insisting on a durable truce and saying a return to the status quo before the latest war "is not an option".As EU foreign ministers held an urgent meeting in Brussels about global conflicts, Hamas negotiators met with the Islamist militant group's leadership in Qatar to discuss a proposal for a long-term truce with Israel. The EU offered to reactivate and extend its monitoring of the Rafah crossing with Egypt and other border posts, provided there will be a U.N. Security Council mandate for the mission and a sustainable cease-fire in place.Hamas is demanding the lifting of the blockade Israel and Egypt imposed after the militant group seized power in Gaza in 2007 .Hamas has recovered from previous rounds of violence with Israel, including a major three-week air and ground operation in January 2009 and another weeklong air offensive in 2012 .Israel has lost 67 people, all but three of them soldiers.
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