Egypt expects Israel, Palestinians to accept 72-hr Gaza truce -sources

by Reuters
Monday, 4 August 2014 19:32 GMT

CAIRO Aug 4 (Reuters) - Egypt has strong indications from Israel and the Palestinian factions that they will accept a 72-hour ceasefire in Gaza starting at 0500 GMT on Tuesday, two Egyptian diplomatic sources said.

"Egypt has received very strong indicators on the acceptance by all parties of a 72-hour ceasefire starting at 5 a.m. GMT," one Egyptian source said. Editing by Kevin Liffey

"More delegations are due to arrive to Cairo soon to engage in the Egyptian initiative, which is mainly aimed at an immediate halt to the bloodshed through a comprehensive truce agreement." (Reporting by Yasmine Saleh; Editing by Kevin Liffey)