Israeli president spoke to Obama about Gaza attack

In a message on its Facebook page, the US Embassy in Tel Aviv said that President Obama has spoken with his Israeli counterpart Shimon Peres about the situation in southern Israel and Gaza.

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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.