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Israeli media: Cabinet approves cease-fire in Gaza


GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office on Thursday announced a cease-fire to halt an 11-day military operation against Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip.

A statement said his Security Cabinet unilaterally approved the Egyptian-mediated proposal. The two sides were still negotiating exactly when it would take effect. Multiple reports said the truce was to go into effect at 2 a.m., just over three hours after the cabinet's decision.

"The political leaders emphasized that the reality on the ground will be that which determines the future of the campaign," the...

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