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Published: Monday, 8/4/2014

Egypt calls for Gaza ceasefire to begin Tuesday

REUTERS

CAIRO — 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.



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