Israel The official declined to be named or to give further information. There
and the Islamist militant group Hamas agreed on Wednesday to a Gaza
ceasefire deal, said a Palestinian official with knowledge of Egyptian
mediation between the two sides.
was no immediate official confirmation of the news, which came on the
eighth day of intensive Israeli fire on the Gaza Strip and militant
rocket attacks out of the Palestinian territory.
The official declined to be named or to give further information.