Israeli soldiers on the border look down on the Gaza Strip (Photo: Ronen Zvulon/Reuters)
2144 GMT: The Israeli Prime Minister's Office has denied reports that a Government representative was sent to Cairo to conduct ceasefire talks.
2107 GMT: At a joint press conference with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has said, "There are some indications that there could be a ceasefire soon." However, he added that there are "no guarantees" of a halt to fighting.
A Haaretz journalist downplays the possibility:
Israeli government sources tell various media outlets no envoy on way to Cairo for ceasefire agreement— Chemi Shalev (@ChemiShalev) November 17, 2012