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Palestinians and Israelis agree to a ‘permanent’ ceasefire

Palestinians and Israelis agree to a ‘permanent’ ceasefire
Israel air-strike targets a 44-level apartment in Gaza City earlier this week.
Israel air-strike targets a 44-level apartment in Gaza City earlier this week.

Palestinian officials have announced that talks in Egypt have resulted in the agreement with Israel on a “permanent” ceasefire.

According to initial reports, the cease-fire will include an immediate stop to all hostilities and the reopening of crossings in and out of Gaza for humanitarian aid and construction equipment to rebuild destroyed infrastructure.

The plan includes negotiations within a month on the building of an airport in the Gaza Strip, construction of new sea ports and the release of Palestinian prisoners.

The “permanent” ceasefire’s first step will include a one-month ceasefire. The full details of the deal will be announced shortly, announced Hamas official Moussa Abu Marzouk.

The seven week fighting has left more than 2,200 killed and at least 12,000 injured.

Israel had stated that its offensive on Gaza was aimed at Hamas targets, including rocket launching sites and military tunnels.

UN statements reported that most of those killed and wounded in Gaza were civilians and that dozens of Israeli strikes had hit family homes, killing several members of the same family at once.

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