- The Israeli-Hamas conflict lasted for 11 days and more than 240 people were killed in total
- Egypt brokered the cease-fire that began at 2 a.m. Friday
The cease-fire, brokered by Egypt, went into effect at 2 a.m. Friday local time and has held in the hours since.
A statement from Egypt’s foreign ministry said Egypt’s Minister Sameh Shukry and Israel’s Minister Gabi Ashkenazi discussed Gaza’s recovery as well as the importance of coordination between the two nations, the Palestinian Authority and international partners on securing communication channels to achieve peace.
Hundreds of people died in the conflict, with most of the casualties on the Palestinian side.
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