White House 'condemns' rocket fire into Israel

White House press secretary Jay Carney has said the US "strongly (condemns) the barrage of rocket fire into Israel," adding that there was "no justification" for the violence from Hamas and other terrorist organisations.

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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.