Egypt calls for Gaza ceasefire to begin Tuesday

by Reuters
Monday, 4 August 2014 19:50 GMT

CAIRO, Aug 4 (Reuters) - Egypt called on Israel and the Palestinian factions to begin a three-day ceasefire in Gaza starting at 0500 GMT on Tuesday, and invited them to dispatch senior delegations to Cairo for negotiations aimed at reaching a longer-term deal.

"We hope this will secure a permanent ceasefire and restore stability," the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said in a statement. (Writing by Lin Noueihed; Editing by Kevin Liffey)

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