Abbas formally announces deal with Israel on Gaza ceasefire

AFP , Tuesday 26 Aug 2014

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas announced Tuesday that a deal had been reached with Israel over a long-term end to a seven-week Israeli assault on Gaza, at a speech in Ramallah.

"We announce the Palestinian leadership's agreement to Egypt's call for a comprehensive and lasting truce, beginning at 7:00 pm (1600 GMT) today," he said in a televised address at the start of a leadership meeting in the West Bank city.

*This story was edited by Ahram Online

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