Israel, Hamas Tentatively Agree to Ceasefire

The truce was brokered by Egypt. Mortars fired from Gaza have led to air strikes by Israel which have led to more mortars being fired.


Palestinian militants held fire overnight on Thursday and Israel refrained from air strikes as an informal truce brokered by Egypt appeared to take hold following two days of violence along the Israel-Gaza border.

Palestinians had launched dozens of rockets into Israel over the preceding two days and Israel conducted a number of air raids on the coastal enclave, raising fears of a prolonged, bloody confrontation between the two sides.