Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

National and World

November 21, 2012

Palestinian: Gaza truce deal imminent

CAIRO — A Palestinian official says a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas will be announced within hours in Cairo.

The truce agreement would end the weeklong fighting between the two sides.

In details of the agreement obtained exclusively by The Associated Press, the official said Israel would cease all military activity against the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip and Palestinian militants would cease rocket attacks into Israel. After 24 hours of quiet, Gaza’s border crossings with Israel would be opened further to allow freer movement of goods and people.

Egypt would be the guarantor of the deal, according to the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media.

 

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