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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.

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Hamas leader: This is a 'difficult' but 'glorious' time

Hamas Leader Khaled Meshaal Credit: Reuters

The leader of Hamas spoke today of how this is a "difficult", but "glorious" time for their resistance. Khaled Meshaal said:

"I am proud of the Palestinian resistance... It also pains me because we have lost dear ones. I grieve for the families who have lost their dear ones and their sons. It pains me to see the leadership fall and die... The enemy has dealt us a great blow."

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