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Israel, Palestinians Agree To 3-Days Cease-Fire

Palestinians Agree To 3-Days Cease-Fire
Palestinians Agree To 3-Days Cease-Fire

Israel and Hamas agreed to a three-day cease-fire in the Gaza conflict with the hope of forging a more lasting peace.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced the truce, set to begin Friday morning, in a joint statement issued in New Delhi.

A spokesman for Hamas, the Islamist group that rules Gaza, confirmed that all militant factions in the Palestinian territory had agreed to suspend violence. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office confirmed the agreement.

[cnn]

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