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updated: 11/21/2012 12:04 PM

Egypt: Gaza cease-fire reached

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Associated Press

CAIRO -- Egypt has announced a cease-fire agreement to end a week of fighting between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip.

Foreign Minister Mohammed Kamel Amr said the truce would take effect at 9 p.m. local time (1 p.m., Central Time) He made the announcement alongside visiting U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

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In Jerusalem, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu confirmed the deal, saying he had agreed after consulting with President Barack Obama.

The deal is to end a week of fighting that has killed more than 140 Palestinians and five Israelis.

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