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Palestinians say Gaza ceasefire reached with Israel

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Israelis take cover as a siren sounds warning of incoming rockets from Gaza in Israeli city of Ashkelon on Sunday. Reuters/Amir Cohen

Palestinian officials said an Egyptian-mediated ceasefire agreement was reached with Israel on Monday to end a recent surge of violence in the Gaza Strip and southern Israel.

“The ceasefire understanding will begin on Monday 04:30 (01:30 GMT)” a Palestinian official familiar with the agreement told Reuters.

A second Palestinian official confirmed that a deal was reached, as well a TV station belonging to Hamas, Gaza’s Islamist rulers.

Reuters