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.
- From the section Middle East