Nov. 21, 18:55 GMT: Three tunnels and two underground rocket launchers were targeted in Gaza “a short while ago,” the IDF says, as the fire from
both sides continues minutes before a ceasefire is set to take effect.
Nov. 21, 18:34 GMT: Five rockets have been fired at Israeli city Be’er Sheva in the last half hour, Al Jazeera’s Gregg Carlstrom reports. The
Iron Dome has also intercepted rockets near the city of Ashdod, Israeli media report.
Nov. 21, 18:25 GMT: Reports set the death toll in Gaza at 162, which included 41 children and 11 women.
Nov. 21, 18:10 GMT: A child has been killed and another wounded during an Israeli attack on the Naama building, RT's bureau in Tel Aviv reports,
citing an emergency services spokesman.
Nov. 21, 17:47 GMT: The ceasefire takes effect at 19:00 GMT Wednesday, Egypt's foreign minister says.
Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohammed Kamel Amr speaks during
a joint press conference in Cairo on November 21, 2012. (AFP Photo / Khaled Desouki)
Nov. 21, 17:40 GMT: Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has agreed to Egypt's truce proposal, and confirmed the ceasefire deal.
Nov. 21, 17:20 GMT: Egyptian, Palestinian and Israeli sources confirm that a Gaza ceasefire deal has been reached, Al Arabiya reports. Israel will
maintain its siege of Gaza despite the truce, Al Jazeera reports.
Nov. 21, 17:12 GMT: The IDF reported that it has targeted more than fifty "terror" sites on Wednesday, including tunnels, underground rocket
launchers and Hamas command centers.
Nov. 21, 17:06 GMT: Erez Crossing was opened for medical supplies on Wednesday, the IDF reports on Twitter. The supplies usually enter through Kerem
Shalom, which was closed Tuesday due to rocket fire.
Nov. 21, 17:01 GMT: A Gaza government complex has been destroyed in a series of airstrikes, RT's Paula Slier reports, citing Al Jazeera. The Abu
Khadra complex was reportedly reduced to rubble after more than half a dozen rockets were fired at it. The complex wasn't used by Hamas, but was
considered as a part of infrastructure by Israelis, Al Jazeera added.
Nov. 21, 16:30 GMT: The injury count in the Tel Aviv bus blast has risen to 28, RT’s Paula Slier reports. Most of the victims are being treated
for shock, but some suffered physical injuries as well, a hospital report says.
Nov. 21, 15:53 GMT: Hamas leader Moussa Abu Marzouk has condemned the killing of six Palestinians who were allegedly spying for Israel. Abu Marzouk
called the murders "unlawful," and called for the killers to be punished. The six Palestinians were suspected of recording footage of Hamas military
positions and transmitting it to Israel.
Nov. 21, 15:45 GMT: The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs strongly condemned the bombing in Tel Aviv, calling it a "criminal terrorist act" in a
statement issued Wednesday. The ministry also expressed sympathy for the injured and wished them a speedy recovery.
Nov. 21, 15:17 GMT: Iran has confirmed it sent military aid to Hamas.
Tehran is “proud to defend the people of Palestine and Hamas,” Iranian speaker of parliament Ali Larijani said in a statement on parliament’s
website, without elaborating. Iran has also provided “technical assistance” to Hamas and shared with them the technology for the longer-range
‘Fajr 5’ missiles, General Mohammad Ali Jafari, head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard said.
However, Iran has not directly shipped missiles to Gaza, he said.
Nov. 21, 14:12 GMT: AFP’s Gaza bureau was hit by an Israeli air strike, AFP reporter Sara Hussein said. One person was killed, but no AFP staffers
were injured, Hussein reported. The strike followed yesterday’s attack on the same Gaza media center, which killed three Palestinian journalists.
Nov. 21, 13:42 GMT: Report from Shifa hospital says a 6 year old boy was killed and 2 injured in the latest Gaza strike. The strike targeted Islamic
Jihad office in Gaza, IDF said.
Nov. 21, 13:24 GMT: Hamas claims they do not know who is behind the Tel Aviv bus explosion, Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri told RIA Novosti. Abu
Zuhri suggested Palestinian militant groups might take responsibility for the bombing. A Palestinian radio station reported that the al-Aqsa
Martyrs’ Brigades, a terror organization affiliated with Fatah, claimed to be responsible for the terrorist attack.
Nov. 21, 13:10 GMT: The US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who arrived in Cairo for peace talks, condemns the Tel Aviv bus explosion calling it
an act of terror.
Nov. 21, 12:40 GMT: At least 6 people were killed as IAF pounded Gaza targets, RT's Paula Slier reports.
Nov. 21, 12:00 GMT: The Senior Cabinet of the Israeli government, consisting of nine key ministers, is holding a meeting on the ongoing situation.