– Manuel Hassassian, the Palestinian ambassador to the UK
I don't see very high prospects for a ceasefire now because Israel is continuing with its own agenda. They believe that Hamas is going to continue with its resistance. You have to question the timing of the operation. Israel has elections coming in January and have messages for the Palestinians to stop them going to the General Assembly of the United Nations.
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.