CNN reports that an Israeli-Hamas ceasefire will take place today. Now that is something to be thankful for.—
Mark Schaefer (@markwschaefer) November 21, 2012
Yesterday, Twitter was rife with conflicting reports about an Egypt-brokered ceasefire deal between Israel and Hamas. Reports of an agreement turned out to be false, but today, after days of bloody violence, a ceasefire has apparently been declared. The agreement was announced in Cairo by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and is set to go into effect at 9 p.m. Cairo time:
CBS’ Mark Knoller reports:
Naturally, Obama found a way to take credit for the ceasefire:
Of course he did.
Twitterers are naturally skeptical that the agreement will stick:
If the ceasefire indeed goes into effect, we can only hope that it lasts. Sadly, Israel has been down this road too many times before. We continue to pray for the Israeli people and for peace.
Here are the terms of the ceasefire.
Though the ceasefire has officially gone into effect, Hamas doesn’t seem to have gotten the memo:
Awful. We pray for Israel’s safety.