Report: Israel, Hamas Reach Ceasefire

    Israeli soldiers watch as a missile is launched from the Iron Dome defence system in the southern Israeli city of Beer Sheva on March 12, 2012, as a new round of tit-for-tat violence between Gaza militants and Israel has ruptured the calm that was restored after a major flare-up last August.   AFP PHOTO/MENAHEM KAHANA (Photo credit should read MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Let’s hope the rumors are true. Israel and Hamas negotiated an unofficial ceasefire Wednesday, the BBC reports. Apparently, the truce was negotiated with Egypt’s help, though the terms and duration are unknown. Fighting began Monday, when Hamas’s military wing began firing dozens of rockets into Israel, injuring five. Israel quickly retaliated with “targeted attacks,” which killed four militants. Catherine Ashton, the EU’s foreign policy chief, is currently visiting the region in an attempt to revitalize the stalled peace attempts between Israel and the Palestinians.

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