Home > News > World
Friday August 1, 2014 MYT 9:00:04 AM
Friday August 1, 2014 MYT 9:01:32 AM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Thursday that it strongly supports the new three-day ceasefire agreed to by Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip, and urged "restraint" in the hours before the truce begins at 8 a.m. (0600 BST) on Friday.
"We urge all parties to act with restraint until this humanitarian ceasefire begins," the White House said in a statement.
The White House also said it hopes talks can begin "immediately" in Cairo for a longer-term truce.
"We believe the only sustainable way to address Israel's security concerns and enable Palestinians in Gaza to lead normal lives is through a permanent ceasefire agreement," the White House said.
(Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Editing by Sandra Maler)
White House urges restraint by Egyptian military
White House urges Ukraine ceasefire for plane probe, Obama talks to Putin
U.S. calls Hamas attack 'barbaric' violation of Gaza ceasefire - CNN
Israel accepts new Gaza ceasefire - Israeli officials
White House pressures Israel over civilian deaths in Gaza
Tunisians go to polls for presidential election
Iran nuclear talks may be extended as U.S. sees 'big gaps'
U.S. plans to arm Iraq's Sunni tribesmen with AK-47s, RPGs, mortars
Somali Islamists execute 28 non-Muslims on Kenyan bus
Colombia's Santos says FARC release of hostages will be next week
Russia to seek new partners if Western oil majors leave - minister
Alternative learning methods
Woods working with new swing teacher Como
Girl questioned over Yik Yak threat that closed California school
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)