Day 7 of Israel's Gaza offensive ||
Egypt, Israel, Hamas close to reaching cease-fire deal
Senior Israeli ministers conclude meeting on Gaza after relatively calm night; IDF strikes 100 targets in Gaza overnight; UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon expected today; government postpones decision on whether to launch ground invasion of Gaza by at least a day.
A decision on whether to launch a ground invasion of Gaza has been put off by at least a day, after Israel decided yesterday to give the Egyptians more time to try to broker a cease-fire with Hamas, a senior Israeli official said.
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