Egypt agrees importance of de-escalating Gaza-Israel violence

In a telephone conversation with Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi, President Obama condemned the rocket fire from Gaza to Israel.

President Mursi agreed on the importance of working to de-escalate the situation with Israel and Gaza as quickly as possible.

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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.