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Israel-Gaza crisis: Egypt minister announces ceasefire

21 November 2012 Last updated at 17:58 GMT

The Egyptian foreign minister has announced that a truce between Israel and Hamas has been agreed.

The Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr said it would begin at 19:00 GMT (21:00 local time).

The Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has told President Obama that he is ready to give the ceasefire a chance. The terms of the ceasefire have not yet been made public