Israel, Hamas Accept Cease-Fire To End Gaza War

srael and Hamas accepted an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire Tuesday, signaling an end to a seven-week war that has left more than 2,200 dead on both sides. “We announce the Palestinian leadership’s agreement to Egypt’s call for a comprehensive and lasting truce, beginning at 7 p.m. today,” Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said in a speech at a meeting in Ramallah, according to AFP. An Israel official told the Associated Press that Israel accepted the Egypt-brokered deal. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the issue with journalists.

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