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Israel agrees Gaza ceasefire with Islamic Jihad militants after two days of ferocious fighting

The Israeli military has confirmed a ceasefire has been reached with Islamic Jihad militants in Gaza, ending the heaviest outbreak of fighting in months that killed at least 34 Palestinians and brought Israel to a near standstill. Islamic Jihad spokesman Musab al-Berim said the Egyptian-brokered deal came into effect at 5.30am. Lt Colonel Jonathan Conricus, a spokesman for the Israeli military, confirmed the armed forces had been Informed there is a ceasefire” Download the new Indpendent Premium app Sharing the full story, not just the headlines Download now “We understand Egypt was pivotal, in brokering the deal, he added. Another Israeli spokesman Lt Col Avichahy Adraee...


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