Israel And Hamas Agree To Ceasefire Starting Today

Baghdad Israel and the Palestinian Hamas organization agreed last night to a call to end 11 days of airstrikes and rocket attacks, bowing to pressure for a ceasefire from around the world.

International media said that Binyamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, held a meeting of his security cabinet which quickly agreed terms put to him by Egyptian mediators, despite Israel having earlier rejected calls from President Biden for a cessation of hostilities. Hamas had already agreed to stop firing rockets into Israel from Gaza.

The terms of the deal were not immediately published, but it is understood that each side formally agreed to stop hostilities from 2am local time today, to be resumed if the other side failed to respect the truce.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency