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Gaza militants agree to ceasefire if Israel stops attacks

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Palestinian militant groups in Gaza have agreed on Tuesday to an immediate ceasefire if Israel did the same.

The ceasefire agreement comes following mediation efforts by Egypt to calm the heightened tensions in what has become the most serious exchange of rockets between the two sides since the brief war in 2014.


An Israeli official put pressure on the Palestinian groups to stop firing rockets towards Israel, adding that Israel is only responding to "steps on the ground". Israel has killed seven Palestinians in airstrikes since Monday.