Gaza truce on with Israel, Hamas says

Egypt-brokered cease-fire announced; no response from Netanyahu


Photographs by AP/KHALIL HAMRA

A Palestinian Hamas military policeman walks Thursday in the rubble of a site hit by Israeli airstrikes in Gaza City.

Gaza's Hamas rulers said late Thursday that a truce had been reached with Israel, ending an intense two-day burst of violence that had pushed the region closer to war. But the deal did not appear to address the deeper issues that have prevented the bitter enemies from reaching a longer cease-fire arrangement.

Palestinian workers inspect the damage Thursday at a municipal water distribution center after an Israeli airstrike in Mughraqa in the Gaza Strip. Isr...

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