Israeli announces cease-fire in Gaza operation


Rockets are launched from the Gaza Strip towards Israel, in Gaza City, Thursday, May 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli media say Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Security Cabinet has approved a unilateral cease-fire to halt an 11-day military operation in the Gaza Strip.

The decision came after heavy U.S. pressure to halt the offensive. It was not immediately clear when the truce was to take effect.

The public broadcaster Kan said the fighting was to halt immediately. Other TV channels said it would go into effect at 2 a.m.

There was no immediate reaction from Hamas.

This is a developing story.

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