Israel approves of ceasefire; Hamas continues rocket barrage

|By:, SA News Editor

Israel's security cabinet has approved a truce proposed by Egypt which calls for a de-escalation after 6:00 GMT today and a full truce within 12 hours thereafter.

Hamas responded that they had not been consulted by Egypt and vowed its attacks would "increase in ferocity and intensity".

Delegations from Israel and Palestinian factions are to hold talks in Cairo within 48 hours.