Cease-fire in Gaza Conflict Announced by Egypt, US

Cease-fire in Gaza Conflict Announced by Egypt, US

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palestinianflagBREAKING: The Egyptian government announced that Israel and Palestinian leaders in the Gaza strip have agreed to halt hostilities after eight days of Israeli bombardment of the enclave and hundreds of rocket strikes inside Israel.

Standing alongside Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who engaged in intensive shuttle diplomacy aimed at ending the conflict, Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Amr told a news conference that the cease-fire would begin at 9 p.m. local time (2 p.m. in Washington).

(READ the story in the Washington Post)

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