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Ceasefire 'good for Gaza, good for Israel' - Mark Regev

A long-term ceasefire has been agreed between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip.

The truce, ending seven weeks of fighting that has left more than 2,200 people - mostly Palestinians - dead, was brokered by Egypt and began at 19:00 local time (16:00 GMT).

Hamas said the deal represented a "victory for the resistance".

Israeli government spokesman Mark Regev told the BBC he hoped the ceasefire would hold.

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