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Israeli official: Israel accepts Egypt ceasefire proposal

Aug. 10, 2014 9:48 P.M. (Updated: Aug. 10, 2014 9:48 P.M.)
JERUSALEM (AFP) -- Israel on Sunday accepted an Egyptian proposal for a 72-hour ceasefire in Gaza, government officials said.

"Israel has accepted the Egyptian proposal for a ceasefire," an official told AFP shortly after a Palestinian source confirmed accepting the initiative which would see both sides halt fire from midnight.
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