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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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Israeli troops 'prepared to move into Gaza on one hour’s notice'

Thousands of Israeli troops have made preparations to move into Gaza on one hour’s notice, according reports.

Senior military sources told The Times to expect an invasion this weekend.

One officer said troops had been ordered to prepare “to the highest state of readiness”.

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