Egyptian state television announced Tuesday that Israel and Hamas will enter a cease-fire at 7 p.m. local time (noon EDT), ending a seven-week Gaza war that has left more than 2,200 people dead.
Officials from Hamas and Islamic Jihad called it an “open-ended” cease-fire that included an easing of Israel’s blockade of Gaza to allow relief supplies.
An Israeli official said Israel “responded positively” to Egypt’s call for a cease-fire and confirmed the easing of the blockade.
The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said indirect talks on more substantive issues would begin in Cairo within a month.
We’ll have more on the developments on Tuesday’s PBS NewsHour.