Israeli official: permanent Gaza ceasefire agreed

2014-07-17 16:14


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Jerusalem - An Israeli official said on Thursday there is an agreement for a comprehensive Gaza ceasefire starting on Friday.

In Gaza, there was no immediate confirmation from Hamas and other Palestinian militant groups that they had agreed to halt 10 days of cross-border warfare.

"There is an agreement for a ceasefire beginning tomorrow. I believe it is six in the morning," said the official, who asked not to be identified. The official said Israeli leaders approved a truce after a senior Israeli delegation held talks in Egypt.

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