Israel accepts new Gaza ceasefire - Israeli officials

by Reuters
Sunday, 10 August 2014 16:57 GMT

Palestinians react as they help to put out a fire in an apartment which witnesses said was hit by an Israeli air strike in Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip August 10, 2014. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

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JERUSALEM, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Israel has accepted a new Gaza ceasefire proposed by Egyptian mediators and will send negotiators to Cairo on Monday if the truce holds, Israeli officials said.

Egypt had called on Israel and the Palestinians to commit to a new ceasefire that would start at 2100 GMT and be in effect for 72 hours. A previous three-day pause expired on Friday and fighting in a month-old war resumed.

(Reporting by Jeffrey Heller; Editing by Ori Lewis)

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