President Peres: 'What Israel is doing is self-defence'

Israeli President Shimon Peres said his country's "purpose remains peace" and that it is acting "in self-defence".

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What would you do if you had 900 missiles aimed at your homes? Would you call it an escalation if your government then tried to stop it?

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Our purpose remains peace. We didn't start shooting, we don't want shooting. What #Israel is doing is self-defense. #israelunderfire

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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.