A senior Israeli official says the Israeli government has accepted an Egyptian ceasefire proposal to end a month-long war against Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip. The official says a preliminary 72-hour truce will begin in the morning. An Israeli delegation will head to Egypt for talks meant to work out a long-term truce in the next three days. The official said Israel will be watching "with a certain amount of skepticism," since previous ceasefire plans have quickly collapsed. He spoke on condition of anonymity pending a formal announcement by the Israeli government. Palestinian officials have already said they accepted the Egyptian proposal.