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US welcomes Egypt-brokered Gaza truce

  WASHINGTON: The United States said Tuesday that it welcomed Egypt’s announcement that it had brokered a truce between Israel and Gaza militants, following four days of deadly violence. “There are reports that the Egyptians have been able to negotiate some calm. If, in fact, that’s the case, that would, of course, be very welcome,” …


Israel and Islamic Jihad agree to Egypt-brokered truce in Gaza

By Adel Zaanoun / AFP GAZA CITY: Israel and Islamic Jihad in Gaza agreed on Tuesday to an Egyptian-brokered truce deal after four days of violence in which 25 Gazans died and 200 rockets were fired at Israel. Under the agreement, which came into force at 1:00 am (2300 GMT on Monday), both Israel and militants …


Israel-Gaza violence ebbs as truce takes effect

By Amy Teibel / AP JERUSALEM: Israel halted its airstrikes against Gaza Strip insurgents early Tuesday and rocket fire from the Palestinian territory ebbed as a cease-fire ending four days of clashes appeared to be taking effect. Both sides had indicated they have no interest in seeing the fighting spiral into all-out war, and an Egyptian …


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