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Israel Approves Egyptian Plan for Cease-Fire with Hamas

Israel approved an Egyptian-proposed deal that would halt the week-old Gaza shelling war on Tuesday but the Palestinian territory's dominant Hamas Islamists responded suspiciously, saying they had not been consulted by Cairo. Hamas's armed wing vowed its attacks would “increase in ferocity and intensity” but Palestinian rocket salvoes waned ahead of the mooted start of mutual de-escalation at 0600 GMT. Israel said there had been two cross-border launches overnight that caused...

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