FCO calls on Hamas and Israel 'to exercise restraint'

The Foreign office has urged for calm after the Israeli airstrike that killed a senior Hamas commander in Gaza:


We are aware of reports of the death of the senior Hamas Commander Ahmed Al-Jaabari. #Gaza


We continue to call on all sides to exercise restraint to prevent a dangerous escalation that would be in no one’s interests. #Gaza


Israel-Hamas ceasefire deal

Egypt has announced a ceasefire agreement between Israel and Hamas that is set to begin at 7pm UK time. The announcement was made by the Egyptian foreign minister in Cairo alongside US Secretary if State Hillary Clinton.