Israel and Hamas begin ceasefire May 21, 2021

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Top of The World — our morning news roundup written by editors at The World.Subscribe here. ### Israel-Hamas Israel and Hamas have agreed to a ceasefire that went into effect at 2 a.m. local time, ending 11 days of fierce fighting. The office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his Security Cabinet had unanimously accepted an Egyptian ceasefire proposal, following recommendations from Israel’s military chief and other top security officials. In a statement, his office claimed “significant” and “unprecedented” achievements during the operation, but his right-wing base has accused him of stopping the operation too soon. Hamas …

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