Israel, Palestinians OK New 72-Hour Ceasefire
Egyptian deal gets thumbs up from negotiators in Cairo
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 10, 2014 7:39 AM CDT
Updated Aug 10, 2014 12:10 PM CDT
Palestinians stand in rubble of the al-Qassam mosque in Nuseirat refugee camp, central Gaza Strip, after it was hit by an Israeli airstrike, Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014.    (Hatem Moussa)

(Newser) – Palestinian negotiators in Cairo today accepted an Egyptian proposal for a new, three-day ceasefire, and Israel approved the deal hours later in a decision that aims to clear the way for renewed negotiations on a long-term truce arrangement in the Gaza Strip. Egypt brokered a similar truce last week. But after the three-day window, militants resumed rocket fire on Israel and new fighting erupted. Israeli officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said they accepted Egypt's latest offer Sunday. But they said they were wary after last week's breakdown. Israel had walked away from negotiations over the weekend after rocket fire resumed, saying it would not negotiate under fire. An Israeli airstrike yesterday killed a senior Hamas official.

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peter
Aug 11, 2014 5:23 PM CDT
too bad isreal should wipe out hamas or they will be doing this all over again
kawahchan
Aug 11, 2014 3:23 PM CDT
(R) 2016 Gov. RICK PERRY Report: Shall the 2016 Republican RICK PERRY's White House to terminate our US Aid to either Israel or / and Palestine, without to call "Alliance", let our 2016 RICK PERRY presidency to lead the United Nations' Security Council for a new framework of a non-military Gaza-West Bank Special Administrative Region, a Joint Government by Palestinian and Israeli Jews elected Legislative Council.
JERZJOE
Aug 11, 2014 7:50 AM CDT
Why always in HOURS! Why not weeks,months, years of a ceasefire! Hmmmm... There ya go!