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Israel, Palestinians Agree To New 72-Hour Gaza Ceasefire – Officials – 10 August 2014

RT logoAn agreement on a new Egypt-proposed 72-hour Gaza ceasefire was reached on Sunday, Reuters reported, citing Israeli and Palestinian officials.

“The Israeli and the Palestinian sides have agreed to the new 72-hour truce to begin serious negotiations leading to a durable ceasefire,” said a Palestinian official who is close to the Egyptian-mediated talks.

Israeli officials told Reuters that Israel accepted the new ceasefire and will send negotiators to Cairo on Monday if the truce holds.

Cairo called on both Israel and the Palestinians to accept the new ceasefire starting at 21:00 GMT on Sunday, in order to allow peace talks to resume, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said in a statement few hours earlier.

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