Egypt brokers cease-fire deal between Israel and Hamas

A cease-fire deal brokered by Egypt has been struck between Israel and Hamas. The deal puts an end to a 7-week war that has killed

The cease- fire includes an agreement by Israelis

The cease- fire includes an agreement by Israelis to ease its blockade of Gaza.

WOODBURY - A cease-fire deal brokered by Egypt has been struck between Israel and Hamas.

The deal puts an end to a 7-week war that has killed more than 2,000 people, the vast majority of them Palestinians. The cease-fire includes an agreement by Israelis to ease its blockade of Gaza and allow relief supplies and construction materials into the area.

Hamas has demanded that Israel and Egypt lift their blockades throughout the conflict, saying they prevent economic growth in the region. Israel, meanwhile, has demanded that the militant group disarm.

The truce also calls for new meetings next month between Israeli and Palestinian officials. Up for discussion will be the possibility of an airport and seaport in Gaza.

Rep. Peter King, who is currently in Israel, told News 12 Long Island by phone Tuesday that he was touring a damaged home in the town of Ashkelon when he heard warning sirens go off. He was able to see Israel's famous Iron Dome defense system intercept a rocket fired by Hamas in Gaza.

King says the rocket never hit the ground, but people went running for their lives. The congressman has been outspoken in his support of Israel since the fighting began.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

News 12 Long Island's Talia Kaplan was on 1 Rising tides cause street flooding in South Shore neighborhoods
News 12 Long Island's Erin Colton was on 2 Water begins to recede as nor'easter exits in Babylon
News 12 was on Shore Road in Lindenhurst, 3 Lindenhurst deals with floodwaters
News 12 was in downtown Riverhead Tuesday in 4 East End roads flood over during nor'easter
Nassau County police said Joseph Barbella, 16, who 5 Missing teen with autism found safe in Franklin Square

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Each week, News 12's Doug Geed explores the Check out fun things to do on the East End!

Explore the Twin Forks with News 12's Doug Geed.

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Dog Day Fridays Series

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Long Island with pets up for adoption.

News 12 digs deep to find Long Island's Discover Long Island's Hidden Past

News 12's Danielle Campbell digs into Long Island's roots.

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long On The Spot

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long Islanders know about everything and anything.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE