Israeli sources: Blockade will not be lifted

Israeli sources say the country has agreed to a ceasefire in Gaza, but will not lift the blockade.

Smoke and an explosion seen during Israeli air strikes in Gaza
Smoke and an explosion seen during Israeli air strikes in Gaza earlier today Credit: Reuters

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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.