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Israel-Gaza Ceasefire: Hamas And Israel Reportedly Agree To Truce

A Palestinian boy walks inside of a United Nations run school in Gaza City, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. The spokesman of a U.N.
A Palestinian boy walks inside of a United Nations run school in Gaza City, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. The spokesman of a U.N. aid agency says some 10,000 Gazans have sought shelter in U.N.-run schools after the Israeli military dropped leaflets on the territory calling on residents of certain areas to evacuate their homes. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

GAZA, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Israel and the Islamist militant group Hamas agreed on Wednesday to a Gaza ceasefire deal, said a Palestinian official with knowledge of Egyptian mediation between the two sides.

The official declined to be named or to give further information.

There was no immediate official confirmation of the news, which came on the eighth day of intensive Israeli fire on the Gaza Strip and militant rocket attacks out of the Palestinian territory.

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