Israel, Gaza militants agree to end fierce fighting

Israel and Gaza militant groups agreed a ceasefire on Saturday, after Israel launched dozens of air strikes against the Palestinian enclave's ruling Hamas group and gunmen fired more than 200 rockets across the border.

Hamas spokesperson Fawzi Barhoum said efforts by many parties have continued since the beginning of the escalation and the Israeli bombardment on Gaza. They were crowned by the success of the Egyptian effort to restore calm and end the escalation, he added.

The Palestinian Islamic Jihad militant group said in a separate statement that a truce had been reached. A senior Israeli defense official said that only the facts on the ground will dictate Israel's further response.

Source: VOV5