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Hamas claims ceasefire reached with Israel over Gaza

Palestinian political and military organization Hamas stated on Monday that it reached an Egypt-brokered ceasefire with Israel to end the latest exchange of fire in and around the Gaza Strip.

"Egyptian efforts succeeded with a ceasefire between the occupation and the resistance factions," Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum said, according to AFP.

The latest escalation of conflict between Israel and Hamas, which governs the Gaza Strip, was triggered by a rocket attack on the Sharon area in central Israel which left seven people injured. Despite the fact that Hamas denied responsibility for the attack, Israel launched a series of retaliatory airstrikes against Gaza and destroyed the office of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh.

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