Israel and Hamas agree to Gaza cease-fire (+video)

By Sarah El Deeb

Associated Press

Published: Wednesday, Nov. 21 2012 12:00 a.m. MST

AFP reporters said they evacuated their fourth-floor office Tuesday, after an initial strike targeted sixth-floor offices linked to Hamas and other smaller factions.

A 4-year-old boy was killed in the second attack on the high-rise Wednesday, Gaza health official Ashraf al-Kidra said. The boy, Abdel-Rahman Naim, was in his family apartment in the building when he was struck by shrapnel and died on the way to Gaza's Shifa Hospital, al-Kidra said.

Washington blames Hamas rocket fire for the outbreak of violence and has backed Israel's right to defend itself, but has cautioned that an Israeli ground invasion could send casualties soaring.

Daraghmeh contributed to this report from Cairo. Ariel David in Tel Aviv also contributed to this report.

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