Israel, Hamas Agree to 72-Hour Truce

August 2014
Israel Faxx;8/4/2014, Vol. 22 Issue 157W, p5
The article reports on the decision of Israel accepting the proposal of Egypt on August 4, 2014 to hold a 72-hour cease-fire starting August 5, 2014. It notes the approval of a Hamas delegation for the cease-fire and agreed to hold indirect talks with Israel. It states that the Egyptian plan was aimed for a permanent cessation of hostilities between Israel and the Palestinians. It mentions the agreement of Israel to withdraw remaining forces in the Gaza Strip.


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