Israel, Palestinians agree 72-hour truce - source

Cairo - Israel and the Palestinians have agreed to a new 72-hour Gaza ceasefire that would start at 05:00 GMT on Tuesday, said a senior official in Egypt, which is hosting truce talks.

"Egypt's contacts with relevant parties have achieved a commitment for a 72-hour truce in Gaza starting from 05:00 GMT tomorrow morning, and an agreement for the rest of the relevant delegations to come to Cairo to conduct further negotiations," the official told AFP.

A Palestinian delegation, including Hamas representatives, has been holding talks in Cairo with Egyptian mediators for a durable truce in Gaza, but Israel has not yet sent any negotiators to the Egyptian capital.

"The Palestinians have agreed to a ceasefire proposed by Egypt," Azzam al-Ahmed, leader of the Palestinian delegation, told reporters in Cairo.

There was no immediate comment from Israel.

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Enig Ma 2014-08-04 10:00:40 PM
Too little too late, but still better than nothing.
Binte Maya 2014-08-04 10:05:32 PM
N hoping no innocent people will get attacked by surprise again while trying to recover from the trauma of the consistent bombings!! Hopefully No motorcycle bombing excuses this time so they can justify wiping out un shelters yet again!
Bento Maepa 2014-08-04 10:08:40 PM
That's the spirit. Make it six months next time.
ANTI 2014-08-04 10:14:15 PM
Disappointing... I was counting on more news of Hamas having their ass3s handed to them :(
Noor Bhai 2014-08-04 10:35:06 PM
I am happy that there is temporary relieve however the world must pave a road for a lasting solution so that the bloodshed can stop!
Stephanes Heunis 2014-08-04 10:40:29 PM
Victor Ndabenhle Mkhaliphi 2014-08-04 10:47:45 PM
John R Potter 2014-08-04 11:03:54 PM
Bookies are taking bets that Hamas does not keep it for 24 hours,,
forest gump 2014-08-04 11:04:46 PM
At Nuremburg it was spelled out quite firmly that a soldier who obeys an illegal order is responsible for his actions. It isn't anti-semetic to wish that Israel (and Britain, the US, Hamas, Boko Haram etc.) should be held to the same standards we held Germany to? only problem with that is theres no one strong enough to hold these world powers to account