Tense calm along Israel-Gaza border after Hamas calls truce following flare-up of fighting

Hamas has said Palestinian armed groups in Gaza have agreed to a ceasefire as long as Israel also ceases hostilities, after the most intense flare-up of fighting since the war in 2014.

Following dozens of rocket and mortar launches at Israel throughout Tuesday and overnight, and Israeli tank and airstrikes in Gaza, there were no reports of violence more than two hours after the announcement of a truce by Hamas on Wednesday.

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