Egypt mediated a truce seeking an end to two days of clashes between Gaza Strip militants and Israel’s military, a militant leader said. There was no immediate confirmation from Israel or Egypt, and violence continued after the report.
Israel’s security forces combed through the West Bank for three Israeli teenagers last seen on June 12 as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held the Palestinian Authority responsible for their welfare.
Israel sent more than “a few” forces into the West Bank area of Hebron today as a search for three Israeli teenagers last seen June 12 entered its second day, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said in broadcast remarks.
Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi met with Hamas’ political chief and a delegation from the Islamic Jihad, amid efforts to end the exchange of rocket-fire between Israel and the Hamas-led government, the state-run Middle East News Agency reported.