Israel approves ceasefire after days of bitter clashes with Hamas
Israel approved a ceasefire on Thursday after days of prolonged conflict with Hamas amid United States pressure to end the fighting.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Security Cabinet approved the measure following 11 days of violence, according to local media reports. The agreement is set to take effect at 2 a.m. local time, hours after the deliberations took place.
Sirens were sounding in Southern Israel minutes after the announcement, the Israel Defense Forces said in a tweet.