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Israel approves unilateral cease-fire in Gaza offensive

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office has announced a cease-fire to halt an 11-day military operation against Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip.

A statement issued late Thursday said his Security Cabinet unilaterally approved an Egyptian-mediated proposal.

It said the sides were still determining when exactly it was to take effect.

Multiple reports said the truce was to go into effect at 2 a.m., just over three hours after the cabinet's decision.

The move came after heavy U.S. pressure to halt the offensive.

There was no immediate comment from Hamas.

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