Psaki Calls Moves Toward a Potential Cease-Fire in Gaza ‘Encouraging’

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    Israeli aircraft pounded targets across the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip on Thursday, and Palestinian militants renewed intense rocket barrages on southern Israel, as the sides tried to consolidate gains ahead of a possible cease-fire.

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is to convene Israel’s security cabinet at 7 p.m. to discuss a possible cessation of hostilities, an Israeli official said on condition of anonymity to discuss the government’s plans.

    Israel told Egyptian mediators that it intends to stop its military operation, Al Jazeera reported, citing an unidentified person. Al Jazeera didn’t include a time frame for the end of the attacks, although a separate report from Israel’s Channel 13, citing an unidentified Hamas official, said the truce was scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. Friday.

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