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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Report: Israel names conditions for ceasefire in Gaza

Israeli officials have called for the following conditions to be met before considering a ceasefire in Gaza, according to the BBC:

  • No hostile fire of any kind to come from Gaza into Israel including smalls arms fire at Israeli troops near the border
  • Hamas fighters must be stopped from travelling to the Sinai to carry out attacks against Israel at the Sinai/Israel border
  • Hamas must not be able to re-arm. International and regional actors, including Egypt, needed for this
  • A ceasefire must not be a "time-out" for Hamas but must be an extended period of quiet for southern Israel.

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