Israel has put plans for a ground operation in Gaza “on hold” to give talks to secure a truce with Hamas militants a chance, officials say.
BBC, November 20
It is understood Israel has set a Thursday deadline for the Egypt-brokered talks to succeed.
The conflict began last Wednesday when Israel killed a top Hamas military commander, saying it wanted to end rocket attacks on its soil.
More than 110 Palestinians and three Israelis have been killed so far.
Tuesday has seen a reduced level of violence, correspondents say, even though Israel has conducted some strikes – one was a “direct hit” on two militants in northern Gaza, the Israeli military said.
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