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Reported Egypt-brokered ceasefire fails to hold

A ceasefire that was set to go into effect at 8pm local time (5pm GMT) has been deferred, according to Al Jazeera Arabic and Israeli Channel 12.

Multiple reports said earlier that Egypt had managed to bring Israel and Palestinian factions into an agreement to a ceasefire. 

However, Al Jazeera Arabic said the ceasefire was not finalised after Israel failed to give assurances that Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader Bassam al-Saadi, arrested on Monday in the occupied West Bank, would be released as part of the agreement.