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Joint declaration: France, Britain, Germany urge Gaza truce

Aug. 9, 2014 10:49 P.M. (Updated: Aug. 9, 2014 10:49 P.M.)
PARIS (AFP) -- France, Britain, and Germany on Saturday called on Israel and Hamas to agree on an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, according to a joint declaration from the three countries' foreign ministries.

"We call upon all parties immediately to return to a cease-fire. We fully support the ongoing efforts by Egypt to this end," said the statement from foreign ministers Laurent Fabius of France, Philip Hammond of Britain and Frank-Walter Steinmeier of Germany.
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