There is talk of a ceasefire here tonight, and not even loose talk. The Israeli security cabinet is meeting to discuss the terms brokered by Egypt and Qatar, under mounting pressure from US President Biden, who finally put his foot down yesterday and demanded that Israel de-escalate.

After 11 days and at least 230 dead, many of them women and children on the Palestinian side and 13 dead on the Israeli side, there is hope that this latest round of fighting is over. But what next?

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