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Israel, Hamas Agree to Temporary Cease-fire in Gaza

Israel and Hamas began observing a brief humanitarian cease-fire Thursday after agreeing to a request by the United Nations for a break in fighting. The five-hour truce will give Palestinians in the Hamas-controlled West Bank an opportunity to restock supplies and get medical care. Israel continued its campaign of airstrikes ahead of the cease-fire, striking 37 targets in Gaza early Thursday.  Palestinian health officials say 227 people have been killed since Israel began its...

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