Arab media reports a cease-fire in the Gaza Strip has been reached; according to a political source، Hamas accepted cease-fire using four different mediators; in response Israel says the state of affairs would be determined on the ground، as Ynet said. Arab media reported Tuesday that Israel and Hamas agreed to hold fire. Earlier Tuesday، the Political-Security Cabinet meeting that convened following the escalation in the south came to a halt after seven hours. After hearing the army and the security establishment's assessments regarding the recent attacks، the cabinet instructed the IDF to continue the operations as necessary. Meanwhile، Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh said Tuesday that "if Israel stops the aggression، it will be possible to go back to the cease-fire understandings." On Tuesday afternoon Arab media outlets reported that the Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip have reportedly agreed to halt rocket fire into Israel، though a senior Israeli official denied Jerusalem was involved in any ceasefire negotiations. Hamas official Izzat al-Rishq insisted، however، that efforts are being made by various Arab states and international organization to put an end to the latest round of hostilities on the southern border، which saw more than 400 rockets fired at Israeli territory.