Still no confirmation from Israel.
(Reuters) – Israel 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.
The official declined to be named or to give further information.
There 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.
BREAKING: Israel prime minister confirms cease-fire deal.
— The Associated Press (@AP) November 21, 2012
WH says Pres Obama urged Netanyahu to agree to the Egyptian ceasefire proposal while reiterating Israel’s right to defend itself.
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) November 21, 2012