Israel has intensified its bombing of Gaza, destroying the headquarters of the Hamas government in the city and dozens of other buildings. A ground offensive might be imminent
The Islamist militant group Hamas has said that a deal has been reached between the Palestinians and Israel to end the fighting in the Gaza Strip. There was no immediate comment from Israel.
Israel and the Palestinians have agreed on a ceasefire that is meant to bring a long-term end to the fighting in the Gaza Strip. The deal was first announced by Hamas, before being confirmed by Egyptian mediators.
Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal has said the Palestinian Islamist movement will not disarm until all its demands are met. He added that the latest 50 days of bloodshed would not be the last round of conflict with Israel.
Three Palestinians have been killed in an Israeli airstrike in Gaza, according to medics. Earlier, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu promised Hamas would pay a "heavy price" for an attack that killed an Israeli child.
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