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After 11 days of attacks, Israel agrees on ceasefire

Health officials in Gaza say 230 Palestinians, including 65 children and 39 women, have been killed and more than 1,700 wounded in air and artillery bombardments.

Israel agreed on a cease-fire with Palestinian resistance groups in Gaza, Israeli media and Hamas officials confirmed late Thursday, Anadolu Agency reports.

According to Hamas and Israeli sources, the Egyptian-brokered cease-fire will go into effect at 2 am Friday (2300 GMT Thursday).

"Israel failed to achieve any goals of its aggression and fled from battle with the Palestinian resistance," Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri told Anadolu Agency in a first official reaction to the cease-fire.

For more than 10 days, Israel has been launching attacks on the blockaded Gaza Strip. Health officials in Gaza say 230 Palestinians, including 65 children and 39 women, have been killed and more than 1,700 wounded in air and artillery bombardments.

READ: WHO calls for humanitarian pause to Israel's bombing of Gaza

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