Palestinians, Israel Set To Agree To 72-Hr Truce – Egyptian Sources – 4 August 2014

RT logoIsrael and the Palestinian factions are expected to accept a 72-hour ceasefire in Gaza starting Tuesday morning, Reuters reports citing two Egyptian diplomatic sources.

“Egypt has received very strong indicators on the acceptance by all parties of a 72-hour ceasefire starting at 5 a.m. GMT,” one Egyptian source said.

More delegations are due to arrive in Cairo soon to engage in the Egyptian initiative, which is mainly aimed at an immediate halt to the bloodshed through a comprehensive truce agreement.”

“We hope this will secure a permanent ceasefire and restore stability,” Egypt’s Foreing Ministry said said in a statement.

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