Hamas and Israel Agree to Cease-Fire, Clinton Says

On Wednesday, after eight days of fighting, Hamas and Israel agreed to a cease-fire, to go into effect at 2 p.m. EST, reports David D. Kirkpatrick, Ethan Bronner, and Rick Gladstone at The New York Times. Secretary Clinton announced the agreement at a press conference. “’This is a critical moment for the region,’ Mrs. Clinton … told reporters in Cairo. She thanked Egypt’s president, Mohamed Morsi, who played a pivotal role in the negotiations, for ‘assuming the leadership that has long made this country a cornerstone of regional stability and peace.'”

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