Egypt brokers informal Israel-Gaza truce
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Reuters
October 25, 2012 - 12:00am

JERUSALEM (Reuters) -- Palestinian fighters held fire overnight Thursday and Israel refrained from airstrikes as an informal truce brokered by Egypt appeared to take hold following two days of violence along the Israel-Gaza border. Palestinians had launched dozens of rockets into Israel over the preceding two days and Israel conducted a number of air raids on the coastal enclave, raising fears of a prolonged, bloody confrontation between the two sides. An Israeli military spokeswoman said the last known rocket was fired from Gaza on Wednesday at 8:00 p.m.

Lull in fighting between Israel, Gaza militants
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Associated Press
by Amy Teibel - October 25, 2012 - 12:00am

JERUSALEM —A deadly flare-up in fighting between Israel and Gaza's militant Hamas group subsided on Thursday after Egypt helped to restore calm ahead of a major Muslim holiday.

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