Israel has agreed to halt a massive aerial campaign on the Gaza Strip during a visit Friday by Egyptian Prime Minister Hisham Qandil provided militants also hold their fire, an Israeli official said.
Palestinians extinguish a fire after Israeli air strikes targeted Interior Ministry building in Gaza City, on November 16, 2012 . Israeli war planes carried out multiple new air strikes on the Gaza Strip, including several hits on Gaza City on Friday morning, AFP reporters and Hamas security sources said.
"Prime Minister (Benjamin) Netanyahu has agreed to an Egyptian request to cease fire during the visit to Gaza this morning by the Egyptian prime minister, a visit that is supposed to last some three hours," the senior official told AFP.
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