Hillary Clinton announces a ceasefire

Briefing: Clinton and Netanyahu. (Matty Stern via flickr)
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Washington

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced a ceasefire between the Israelis and Hamas. [Byron Tau]

"Whether the cease-fire could hold was uncertain at best, and even in the minutes leading up to the effective start time, both sides were firing at each other." [David Kirkpatrick, Ethan Bronner and Rick Gladstone]

"OH! I just heard 2 huge explosions here in the north #Gaza! so they will continue attacking the coming 42 minutes!" [Hanan Abu Naser]

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