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Long-term Gaza truce agreed with Israel: Palestinians

Published on Aug 26, 2014 9:41 PM
 

RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territories (AFP) - The Palestinians have reached agreement with Israel on a "permanent" ceasefire for the Gaza Strip, a senior official said on Tuesday.

"The contacts that have been going on have agreed a permanent ceasefire, a (deal to) end the blockade and a guarantee that Gaza's demands and needs will be met," the official told Agence France-Presse, speaking on condition of anonymity.

There was no immediate comment from Israel.

But Hamas's exiled deputy leader, Mussa Abu Marzuk, wrote on his Facebook page: "The negotiations with an agreement which embodies the resistance of our people and a victory for the resistance."

A young Palestinian walks with his bicycle over the remains of Al-Basha, a building that was destroyed by an Israeli air strike in Gaza City on Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014. The Palestinians have reached agreement with Israel on a "permanent" ceasefire for the Gaza Strip, a senior official said on Tuesday. -- PHOTO: AFP

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