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Palestinian factions agree to new 72-hour Gaza ceasefire: Egyptian state TV

AFP, Reuters, Sunday 10 Aug 2014
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Palestinians walk past the Hamas movement's Al-Aqsa satellite TV station which was hit by an Israeli strike in Gaza City, Thursday, 31 July 2014. (Photo:AP)
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Reuters mentioned on Sunday afternoon that Palestinian factions agreed to a new 72-hour Gaza ceasefire, Egyptian state television reported, quoting a Palestinian source.

Egypt is trying to keep indirect Israeli-Palestinian talks alive after a three-day truce expired on Friday and fighting resumed.

However AFP mentioned that Israel is currently discussing an Egyptian proposal for a 72-hour truce, according to an Israeli official said Sunday after a Palestinian source claimed a deal had been reached.

Asked if Israel had agreed to the Egyptian proposal, the official said: "They are discussing it now."

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