Israel and the militant Palestinian group Islamic Jihad have reached a ceasefire agreement to end fighting along the Gaza border. At least 34 Palestinians including a family of six have been killed.
Gaza's Islamic Jihad announced a cease-fire on Thursday. Shortly afterwards, Israel announced an end to military operations in the region.
Barrages of rockets were fired towards southern Israel from Gaza, shortly after the Islamic Jihad group confirmed the death of Bahaa Abu el-Atta. Air-raid sirens sounded in Tel Aviv. Germany condemned the rocket fire.
Israeli jets have struck Islamic Jihad targets in response to rocket fire from Gaza. An unofficial cease-fire had been declared after two days of intense fighting.
Violence has flared in the Gaza Strip after Israel assassinated an Islamic Jihad leader in an airstrike. Benjamin Netanyahu has warned the group to stop the rocket attacks or "absorb more and more blows."
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