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Hamas and Israeli officials talk to Al Jazeera about truce (Video)

info-pictogram1 Israel and the Palestinian factions, including Gaza’s Hamas movement, have accepted an Egyptian proposal to cease fire from 0500 GMT on August 5 for at least three days. Osama Hamdan, a senior Hamas leader, and Mark Regev, a spokesman for the Israeli prime minister, confirmed the deal to Al Jazeera, with officials from each side pledging to commit to the truce and warning the other against violating it.

Israel and Palestinians agree 72-hour truce

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Source: http://www.aljazeera.com/

Israel and the Palestinian factions, including Gaza’s Hamas movement, have accepted an Egyptian proposal to cease fire from 0500 GMT on August 5 for at least three days.

Egypt also invited Israel and the Palestinians to attend high-level talks in Cairo aimed at securing a longer-term deal to end a war that has killed over 1,800 Palestinians as well as dozens of Israeli soldiers.

Three similar agreements have collapsed since the violence began. Israel had resumed air strikes on Gaza after a patchy and limited seven-hour humanitarian truce ended on Monday, one attack killing two people and wounding 16, according to officials.

“We hope this will secure a permanent ceasefire and restore stability,” the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

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