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Egypt expects 72-hour Gaza truce: Sources

A Palestinian girl reacts at the scene of an explosion, July 28, 2014.
Finbarr O'Reilly | Reuters

Egypt has strong indications from Israel and the Palestinian factions that they will accept a 72-hour cease-fire in Gaza starting on Tuesday, two Egyptian diplomatic sources said.

"Egypt has received very strong indicators on the acceptance by all parties of a 72-hour cease-fire starting at 5 a.m. GMT,'' one Egyptian source said.

"More delegations are due to arrive to Cairo soon to engage in the Egyptian initiative, which is mainly aimed at an immediate halt to the bloodshed through a comprehensive truce agreement.''

—By Reuters