New 72-hour Gaza ceasefire agreed by both sides
Published 10/08/2014 | 16:53
Both Israel and Palestinian factions have agreed to a new 72-hour ceasefire.
Palestinian factions agreed earlier today to a new 72-hour Gaza ceasefire, Egyptian state television reported, quoting a Palestinian source.
Several hours later, it emerged that Israel accepted the proposal 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