Netanyahu: No plans for ground war

Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has given Barack Obama private assurances that his country is not planning on launching a ground invasion of Gaza - but these plans will change if Hamas escalates its rocket war, reports the Daily Beast.

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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.