Report: Israel, Hamas Reach Ceasefire

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Israeli soldiers watch as a missile is launched from the Iron Dome defense system in the southern Israeli city of Beer Sheva, as violence between Gaza militants and Israel continues.

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.