Israel agrees to a truce
Israel has agreed to a ceasefire in conflict with Gaza militants. The Israeli Security Cabinet early this morning said it has “unanimously accepted” a bilateral unconditional ceasefire which will take effect “at a later date”. It comes following heavy international pressure – including from the United States – to halt the conflict. US President Joe Biden spoke with Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu earlier in the week, telling the leader that he “expected a significant de-escalation today on the path to a ceasefire”. Biden has also been in talks with Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, whose nation has acted as a middleman in the negotiations as neither the US nor Israel deal directly with Hamas. Since the fighting began on 10 May, 232 Palestinians – including 65 children and 39 women – have been killed, and 12 have died in Israel.
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