Hamas Agrees to Ceasefire in Gaza
This is a good second step.
Now both sides need to
have serious talks so the
war doesn't restart.
The Islamic militant group Hamas that rules the Gaza Strip has followed Israel's lead and agreed to a ceasefire. The announcement followed a fresh round of violence. At least 1,200 Palestinians and 13 Israelis have been killed in the three-week conflict.
Sixteen hours after Israel declared a unilateral ceasefire in Gaza, Hamas followed suit.
Speaking in Damascus, Hamas leader Moussa Abu Marzouk announced that armed Palestinian groups would observe the truce, on condition that Israeli forces withdraw from Gaza in a week.