Egypt announces 'open-ended' cease-fire between Israel and Hamas

Egypt announces 'open-ended' cease-fire between Israel and Hamas
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The two-month old war between Hamas and Israel may be coming to an end, as the two sides have reached an indefinite cease-fire, according to Egyptian state media quoted by The Associated Press.

Brokered by Egypt, the reported cease-fire is to go into effect Tuesday night. Earlier in the day, a Hamas official said a deal had been reached under which the two sides would cease fighting and Israel would ease its blockade of Gaza to allow access for humanitarian aid and supplies.

That said, several temporary cease-fires have fallen apart before, and Israel has yet to comment on the reported deal.

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More than 2,100 Palestinians have been killed in the conflict, most of them civilians.

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