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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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  1. John Irvine

Not even Saddam Hussein dared to fire at Jerusalem

On the day the world hoped the Egyptians would negotiate a ceasefire, Hamas have chosen to ramp things up considerably by taking aim at Jerusalem.

Yesterday, and again today, they targeted Tel Aviv, which is Israel's heart.

Now they have targeted Israel's soul: Jersualem.

It's also the third holiest site in Islam. Not even Saddam Hussein dared fire at Jerusalem - no Hamas has apparently chosen to do so; its hatred of Israel apparently superseding any other concerns.

The attacks on Tel Aviv and Jerusalem mean that roughly half this country's population was in range of the Gaza rockets.

The key questions tonight are: How many more long range missiles are left in Gaza, and can Israel take them out using air power alone?

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