'Palestinian factions announce immediate cease fire'

Palestinian terrorist factions in the Gaza Strip announced Thursday night that they reached a decision to halt fire from the Strip into Israel in an effort to reign in growing escalations.
Sources quoted by Palestinian news sources in the Strip said that the cease fire would take effect at 11 p.m. Thursday.
The report said that the decision was reached after intensive contacts between the Palestinians and international parties with the aim of "stopping the aggression against Gaza."