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Israel, Gaza Quiet as Cease-fire Takes Hold

Israel and the Gaza Strip were calm Wednesday on the first full day of a new "open-ended" cease-fire. The Israeli military reported no rocket attacks from Gaza and no airstrikes by its forces on the Palestinian territory. The truce took effect Tuesday evening, 50 days after tensions between the two sides erupted into a war that has killed more than 2,100 Palestinians, mostly civilians. Sixty-nine Israelis have died, all but five of them soldiers. Egypt brokered the...

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