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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Palestinian envoy: We are very frustrated with the UK

At the popular level we have always been accustomed to see people supporting the Palestinian plight (in Britain).

But we are very frustrated with the UK Government on its stand in supporting Israel in defending itself.

How could an occupying force defend itself when they are occupying a land and putting 1.8 million Palestinians in a small strip under siege and blockade for five years?

They have been living in an open air prison and the international community is watching the Israelis killing the Palestinians and inflicting so much damage on them and their properties without outright condemnation by these governments that claim to be democratic.

– Manuel Hassassian, the Palestinian Authority's envoy to the UK

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