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Israel agrees for 72 hour ceasefire in Gaza

Israel and Palestinian on Sunday agreed for fresh 72-hour ceasefire in Gaza conflict, clearing the way for new talks, local media reported.

According to Egyptian state TV, negotiating teams in Cairo struggled to keep indirect Israeli-Palestinian peace talks alive.

According to Guardian, a new 72-hour ceasefire is under discussion, though no final decision has been made.

Azzam al-Ahmad senior member of the Palestinian delegation in Cairo, said his team were willing to stay and negotiate indirectly with Israel

About 2,000 people have died in the conflict, which began on 8 July when Israel launched an operation to deter militant attacks from Gaza.

More than 1,900 Palestinians – mostly civilians have been killed since violence erupted in Gaza in early July, United Nations said.

Around half a million people in Gaza have been forced out of their homes, with more than 200,000 now living in United Nations schools. Roads, the water supply, sanitation systems as well as power generation and distribution networks have all been badly damaged. At least 60,000 are homeless.