Israel and the Islamist Hamas movement agreed on Wednesday to an Egyptian-sponsored ceasefire to halt an eight-day conflict around the Gaza Strip that has killed more than 140 Palestinians and five Israelis.
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Palestinian policemen inspect the destroyed office building of Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh in Gaza City, November 22, 2012, a day after a cease fire was declared between Israel and the Islamic Palestinian movement. An Egypt-brokered truce took hold in the Gaza Strip after a week of bitter fighting between militant groups and Israel, with both sides claiming victory but remaining wary. UPI/Ismael Mohamad
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