“Cease-fire follows more than 40 Israeli air-strikes launched since Friday amid more than 100 rockets fired at southern Israel by militants in the Gaza Strip”

Israel agrees to cease-fire with Hamas
by Eileen AJ Connelly
July 14, 2018

Israel and Hamas agreed to a cease-fire brokered by Egypt on Saturday after waves of Israeli jets slammed the Gaza Strip in retaliation for dozens of rockets fired from the Palestinian territory — one of the worst flare-ups of violence since 2014. “Egyptian and international efforts succeeded in ending the current round of escalation,” a Palestinian official told Reuters. A spokesman for Hamas, which controls Gaza, and a statement from the Palestinian Islamic Jihad militant group separately confirmed a truce was reached. READ MORE

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