Israel agrees to Hamas truce: Defence official

Egypt and Hamas announced the deal on Tuesday but Israel held off on confirming its agreement.

Israel agrees to Hamas truce: Defence official
Israel has agreed to an Egyptian brokered truce with Hamas-led Palestinian fighters in the Gaza Strip, starting at 6 a.m. (0300 GMT) on Thursday morning, an Israeli Defence official said on Wednesday.

Egypt and Hamas announced the deal on Tuesday but Israel held off on confirming its agreement.

An Israeli Defence official, Amos Gilad, flew to Cairo for overnight consultations to put the final touches to the deal.

Reuters
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