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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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Smoke rises over Gaza Strip as Israeli airstrikes continue

Israel have launched a major offensive against Palestinian militants in Gaza killing the military commander of Hamas in an airstrike.

The Islamist group has warned Israel it has "opened the gates of hell".

Smoke rises after Israeli air strikes in the northern Gaza Strip Credit: Reuters

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