cessation of eight day of intense hostilities between Hamas and Israel over the
enclave known as the Gaza Strip, and rocket attacks launched upon cities in
southern Israel, particularly south of Ashdod and Beersheva, and Tel Aviv and
Jerusalem is said to have been brokered under the aegis of U.S. Secretary of
State Hillary Clinton in Cairo. The joint news conference announcing the cease
fire was read by Egyptian Forein Misinter Mohamed Kanel Amr. Israel Prime
Minister Benyamin Netanyahu confirm the deal from Jerusalem after advising of
his consulting President Barack Obama.
cease fire is supposed to take affect at 2:00 p.m. E.T.