Israel, Hamas clash over Gaza, then truce reached

Israel, Hamas clash over Gaza, then truce reached
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Israel mounted air strikes on the Palestinian enclave of Gaza and deployed extra troops to the border on Monday in response to the longest-range Hamas rocket attack to cause casualties in years, ONAreports quoting Reuters.

After a day of intense fighting across the border, Israel and Hamas agreed to an Egyptian-mediated ceasefire, Palestinian officials said. The border appeared to have calmed down by night-time.

“An agreement on a ceasefire was reached between Palestinian factions and Israel upon Egyptian mediation,” a senior Palestinian official told Reuters on condition of anonymity.

Hamas TV also reported that a ceasefire agreement had been reached. Israeli officials did not comment on the report.

Faiq Mahmudov

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