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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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PM: Israelis and Palestinians must sit down and negotiate

The Labour leader Ed Miliband has pressed the Prime Minister to explain how pressure can be put on Israel and Hamas to join meaningful negotiations to bring about a ceasefire.

David Cameron said that he has spoken to both sides in the conflict but that peace can only come about with "Israelis and Palestinians sitting down and negotiating".

He said this was a higher priority than taking action through the United Nations.

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