Israel 'appreciates Obama's support for self-defence'

Ofir Gendelman, the Israeli prime minister's spokesman has confirmed the phone call between Netanyahu and Obama about the airstrike that killed a top Hamas commander:

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PM Netanyahu spoke w/ President Obama and expressed his deep appreciation for the President's support for Israel's right to defend itself

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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.