Home > News > World
Tuesday August 5, 2014 MYT 4:45:02 AM
Tuesday August 5, 2014 MYT 4:46:10 AM
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel agreed on Monday to an Egyptian proposal for a three-day ceasefire in a four-week-old Gaza war, to start at 0500 GMT on Tuesday, an Israeli official said.
"We agree to begin implementing the Egyptian initiative. If the ceasefire is upheld there will be no need for any presence of (Israeli) forces in the Gaza Strip," said an official, speaking on condition of anonymity.
Israeli media reports said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's security cabinet had reached the decision in a round of phone calls.
(Writing by Ori Lewis; Editing by Allyn Fisher-Ilan and Kevin Liffey)
Insight - Street violence in Kiev dims prospects for peace effort in Ukraine's east
Spain's Rajoy says general election likely on December 20
China holds massive military parade, to cut troop levels by 300,000
Special Report - In Egypt, jailed Islamists 'dying of neglect'
Confusion and chaos as migrants pour into Budapest train station
TalentCorp turns Malaysia’s brain drain to brain gain
Samsung Note 5: Galaxy reborn
Adebayor excluded from Spurs' Europa League squad
Grant-a-wish campaign returns
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Media Group Berhad (ROC 10894D)(Formerly known as Star Publications (Malaysia) Berhad)