Date: Wednesday, 21-November-2012, 9:49 AM | Message # 1
-- dragon lord--
Group: untoten mage
Hamas has announced that a ceasefire has been agreed with Israel.
The Egyptian-brokered truce is expected to come into force at 2300 Central European time.
Israel says negotiations are ongoing.
In a day of frenzied diplomatic activity UN Secretary General Ban ki-Moon held talks with the Arab League and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Netanyahu said once again that Hamas must stop launching attacks on Israel: "If a long-term solution can be put in place through diplomatic means then Israel would be a willing partner to such a solution. But if stronger military action proves necessary to stop the constant barrage of rockets, Israel will not hesitate to do what is necessary to defend our people," Ban said an Israeli ground offensive against Gaza would be a "dangerous escalation" and must be avoided.