Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Gaza live report: Day 7

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18:23 Two journalists have died in an Israeli airstrike on Gaza City. Mahmoud al-Koumi and Husam Salameh, both working for al-Aqsa TV, were killed in the earlier airstrike on al-Wihda towers in the city.

18:13 Gaza factions and Israel have agreed to an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire that will come into force at midnight Hamas official Ayman Taha said, speaking to Reuters from Cairo.

"An agreement for calm has been reached. It will be declared at 9.00 p.m. and go into effect at midnight," Taha said.

17:47 Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu says during a meeting with Ban Ki-moon that he wants to find a long-term, diplomatic solution to resolve the Gaza crisis, but will not hesitate to escalate its military campaign if needed.