'Four rockets' fired at Israeli city of Ashkelo

Middle East website Haaretz.com reports that four rockets were fired at Ashkelon, bringing total rocket fire against Israel so far on Monday to 17. Three of the rockets were intercepted by the country's missile defence system. The other exploded, but there are no reports of casualties.

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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.