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Between Israel and Hamas -- goes straight to -- -- live in Israel with more and they went.
Right now for the first time general we're hearing on the record confirmation this now coming from Hamas to the Reuters news agency.
That there is a cease fire deal -- out to be announced that cease fire.
Would take effect at midnight local time which is just about four and a half hours from now and that is when.
Hamas says they will stop firing Islamic Jihad which is also in the Gaza Strip.
Would stop firing and then the Israelis would stop there are tax that would also mean there is no Israeli ground attack coming.
Towards Gaza and that of course had been the big fear that there would be a massive.
Escalation so far the death hole inside the Gaza Strip well over a hundred when he Palestinians killed.
And a number of his -- least killed here at least three people and just in the past couple hours we've had a massive barrage.
Of Hamas rockets in the Israel overwhelming iron dome.
Missile defense system direct hits -- a number of places and about a dozen people injured so far inside Israel just in the past couple of hours.
You -- thinking of beating ours to a cease fire the fire would diminish in the Middle East it's just the opposite in the sense.
That there is a very heightened about a firing on both sides everybody tries to hit.
Their final targets and so going forward what to watch for is probably an increase in the amount of firing.
And an increase in the diplomatic activity we know secretary of state Hillary Clinton is scheduled to meet with the Israeli prime minister at 11 PM local time.
That would be one hour before the ceasefire is set.
To take effect we also have confirmation from the Israeli newspapers were quoting senior Israeli official saying there will be a cease fire.
The egyptians it indicated the same thing and of course.
Our own reporting here from Fox -- in Jerusalem.
Indicates the cease fire deal has probably -- the best way to put it.
This has been penciled in it is not yet been signed in -- in the Middle East anything can fall apart.
At any moment but at this point it looks like we're headed toward -- midnight cease fire Hamas now confirming -- on the record.
On the other hand think about it this way Islamic Jihad is now said publicly that they will keep firing until the very last second.
And of course that means anything's possible all you have to have to do is have a rocket lands somewhere and unfortunately -- and number of people we could be back at this again.
But right now -- that's that and -- -- heading down to midnight local time for a cease fire that is.
5 PM eastern there in New York back to you.
A live picture of guys in their Gaza City there Leland thank you very much is really just mentioned US Hamas on the record to Reuters news agency -- -- rightly pointing out we've yet to hear.
Our -- Israeli officials on the record.
About this cease fire but we'll keep an eye on this fast moving news Lehman thank you throughout the next several hours and.
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