– Daniel Taub, Israeli ambassador to the UK, talking to BBC Radio 4's Today programme
We've had over 800 missiles fired on southern Israel since the beginning of the year. The range of those missiles has been getting longer.
We've had over 120 just this past week and what that means in practice is that one seventh of Israel's population, a million Israelis, have to live within 15 or 20 seconds of bomb shelters, the kids can't go to schools.
In that situation, I think any country would feel the need to respond and try to ensure some peace and quiet.
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.