November 21, 2012
After a deadly eight-day conflict, Israel and Gaza militants agreed to a ceasefire effective Wednesday evening, the Egyptian foreign minister announced at a press conference.
The cease-fire agreement was later confirmed by Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Earlier Wednesday, A bomb exploded aboard an Israeli bus near the nation’s military headquarters in Tel Aviv, wounding 27 people and at the time delivering a major blow to diplomatic efforts to forge a truce.
Hours after the bus blast, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who is shuttling across the region in truce talks, arrived in Cairo and met with Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, who is mediating between Israel and Hamas to end the fighting that has killed more than 140 Palestinians and five Israelis.
This article was posted: Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 12:45 pm