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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.

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Israel planned to 'impair the command and control chain'

Hamas said Ahmed Al-Jaabari, who ran the organisation's armed wing, died along with a passenger after their car was targeted by an Israeli missile.

Israel's intelligence service confirmed it had carried out the attack, saying it had targeted Jaabari because of his "decade-long terrorist activity".

The Israeli military said in a statement:

The purpose of this operation was to severely impair the command and control chain of the Hamas leadership.

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