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Palestinian-Israeli truce includes opening all crossings to Gaza: Source

A truce has been reached between Palestine and Israel after nearly 48 days of Israeli attacks on Gaza, a Hamas source in the negotiations told Ahram Online

Ahram Online, Tuesday 26 Aug 2014
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Smoke and dust rise after an Israeli strike hits in Gaza City, northern Gaza Strip, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 (Photo: AP)
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A truce has been reached between Palestine and Israel after nearly 48 days of Israeli attacks on Gaza, a Hamas source in negotiations told Ahram Online.
 
The terms of the Egypt-proposed ceasefire include opening all crossings to Gaza, allowing reconstruction of damaged infrastructure, allowing the entry of materials needed for reconstruction and permitting fishing for a distance of 6 to 12 nautical miles from shore.
 
After one month of the ceasefire, parties of the conflict will meet again to discuss the opening of Gaza's airport and harbour, the source who spoke on condition of anonymity added.
 
The assault, which started on 8 July, has so far killed at least 2,133 Palestinians and wounded more than 11,000, according to Palestinian health officials and the United Nations. The UN estimates more than 17,000 homes have been destroyed, leaving 100,000 people homeless.
 
On the Israeli side, 68 people have been killed, all but four of them soldiers.
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