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Gaza truce deal reached, awaiting official declaration from Cairo: Official

English.news.cn   2014-08-26 22:19:42

GAZA, Aug. 26 (Xinhua) -- A senior Islamic Hamas movement announced on Tuesday afternoon that a ceasefire deal was reached between Israel and the Palestinians and that Hamas is waiting for its being declaring from Cairo.

Sami Abu Zuhri, Hamas spokesman in Gaza, told Xinhua that "An agreement was reached between the two sides and we are waiting for declaring it from Cairo."

Earlier on Tuesday, a senior Islamic leader said that the Palestinian delegation in Cairo for indirect ceasefire talks with Israel ended their negotiations and is waiting for declaring permanent ceasefire understandings.

The pro-Hamas movement's al-Ray news website quoted Musa Abu Marzooq, the senior Hamas movement's leader and chief of Hamas delegation for ceasefire talks in Cairo, as saying "We are waiting for the final statement that decides the zero point to end the Israeli aggression on our people."

"The talks are over now and we are heading towards the understandings that will crown the steadfastness of our people and the victory of our resistance," said Abu Marzooq.

Khaled al-Batsh, a senior Islamic Jihad leader and member of the Palestinian delegation for indirect ceasefire talks with Israel said in a text message:

"Egypt informed us that Israel accepted the ceasefire agreement according to the Palestinian conditions and demands," said al- Batsh.

Editor: Mu Xuequan
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