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‘The IDF now holds fire’

After approving the terms of the Egypt-backed ceasefire, Israel has stopped striking targets in Gaza, according to the IDF.

“In according with the government directives, the IDF now holds fire,” say IDF spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner. “We remain alert and preserve high preparedness levels, both defensive and offensive. If the Hamas terror organization will fire at Israel, we shall respond.”

IDF tanks and soldiers in southern Israel near the border with Gaza, on the fifth day of Operation Protective Edge, July 12, 2014. (photo credit: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
IDF tanks and soldiers in southern Israel near the border with Gaza, on the fifth day of Operation Protective Edge, July 12, 2014. (photo credit: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
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