UN Security Council calls for Gaza truce to be upheld

The United Nations Security Council has called on Israel and Hamas to uphold the ceasefire agreement brokered by Egypt. 

It said both sides should "act seriously" about maintaining the ceasefire between them. 

The deal, brokered by Egypt, states that Israel stop all hostilities by land, air and sea, including incursions and targeting of individuals. 

And it urges the Palestinian factions to end rocket attacks and all attacks along the border. 

Since the fighting began over a week ago, Israel and Palestinian militants have killed at least 160 people. 

US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton said there was still much work that needed to be done. 

World powers also thanked Egypt's new government led by President Morsi for its successful first turn on the diplomatic stage. 

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he had agreed to the ceasefire after speaking to US President Barack Obama. 

But in a news conference, Mr Netanyahu hinted that a tougher approach might be required in the future. 

Hamas leaders meanwhile welcomed the agreement, calling it a triumph for armed resistance, and thanking Egypt for its role.