The accord is going to be placed in effect in less than 30 minutes from at 9 p.m. local time to be exact. In a press conference the foreign minister of Egypt, Mohammed Amr with the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave their respective statements. According to the statement, Israeli government has come to an agreement with Hamas led militants. The agreement is also confirmed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office via a text message.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that she welcomes the agreement and hopes that the accord it will take the region close to a complete peace.
Details of the peace accord are yet to be released. According to the Israeli government, ceasefire of any sort must warrant the end of rocket attacks. On the contrary the Hamas led militant is demanding a halt to the blockade of Gaza along with permanent opening of Gaza’s border with Egypt.