#AceBreakingNews – CAIRO – August 10 – Israel and the Hamas militant group accepted an Egyptian proposal Sunday for a new 72-hour cease-fire to resume negotiations on a longer-term truce news sources reported with video at this link.
The announcement comes after hours of talks with Palestinian factions in Cairo in which they accepted the proposal. The truce was set to begin at midnight Cairo time. Israeli negotiators — who left Cairo on Friday — were set to return to Egypt on Monday if the new truce holds.
The Egyptian-brokered talks have aimed to jump start a long-term truce between Israel and Hamas militants in a month-long conflict that has left more than 1,900 Palestinians dead and nearly 10,000 wounded, according to the Gaza Health Ministry.
In Israel, 67 people have been killed including three civilians, according to the Israeli military.
Hamas demands that Israel and Egypt lift their border blockades, while Israel says the militant group must disarm for any long-lasting agreement to take place.
"We are going to engage in serious talks in the 72 hours to end the blockade and deliver humanitarian materials into Gaza with the hope of reaching a lasting cease-fire," said Qais Abdelkarim, a member of the Palestinian delegation, adding that the aim was to end the blockade, which he called "the reason for the war."