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Cease-fire in Gaza holds for second day

2014-08-06 09:56

Gaza City - A cease-fire between Israel and Hamas that ended a month of fighting is holding for a second day, ahead on negotiations in Cairo on a long-term truce and a broader deal for the war-ravaged Gaza Strip.

Delegations from both sides were in Cairo on Wednesday where Egyptian mediators planned to shuttle between them to try to work out a deal.

Some details have emerged about Hamas' negotiating points, including an internationally funded reconstruction of Gaza, which would be overseen by a Palestinian unity government led by President Mahmoud Abbas.

The cease-fire is the longest lull in a war that has killed nearly 1 900 Palestinians. Israel has lost 67 people.

In Gaza, people took advantage of the calm to return to their devastated homes and inspect the damage.

AP

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