Hamas leader: Israeli Prime Minister requests a ceasefire

The leader of Hamas, Khaled Meshaaql, claims the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has requested a ceasefire. Meshaaql added that he did not want an escalation in the conflict or to draw Israel into a land conflict.

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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.