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The envoy of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has praised the Chinese leadership for their support during the recent conflict in the Gaza strip. China has also developed strong trade links with Israel but has traditionally played a very low profile in diplomatic attempts to end the conflict.
The BBC's Gaza and West Bank correspondent Jon Donnison has tweeted:
An Israel army spokesman has said that an Israeli Arab has been arrested for Wednesday's bus bombing in Tel Aviv.
The Israel/Hamas ceasfire has not brought an end to mourning. Dr Maggy Na'Im's son was killed just a few hours before the truce.
ITV News' John Ray reports.
A member of the Hamas leadership has told ITV News that Israelis have been "made to bleed the way we used to bleed."
Dr Ahmed Yousef said that the Israeli government will be forced to listen to its own people who have been scared by the way Hamas responded to Israeli aggression, and that no more rockets will be fired from Gaza if Israel obeys the ceasefire.
Yousef also said that the main militant groups in Gaza would abide by the ceasefire, but that there would be no lasting peace agreement until Palestinians have their own independent state.
BBC's Gaza and West Bank correspondent Jon Donnison has tweeted:
Reuters correspondent Maayan Lubell has tweeted:
The United Nations Security Council has called on Israel and Hamas to uphold the ceasefire agreement and commended the efforts of Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi and others for brokering the deal.
The 15-member council said in a statement that it "deplored the loss of civilian lives resulting from this situation."