Ceasefire reached with Israel: Hamas

Hamas say they have agreed to a ceasefire with Israel to end the largest flare-up of violence between the sides since the 2014 war.

Khalil al-Haya, a senior Hamas official, said that Egyptian mediators intervened “after the resistance succeeded in warding off the aggression”.

The Israeli military struck dozens of militant sites in Gaza overnight as rocket fire continued toward southern Israeli communities into early Wednesday morning.

Israeli sirens warning of imminent rocket and mortar strikes sounded late into the night and Israeli aircraft hit 55 militant targets in the Gaza Strip, including a cross-border tunnel under construction, the military said.

Read the article in The Courier (AAP).