Israel, Palestinians agree 72-hour truce from Tuesday: source

CAIRO: Israel and the Palestinians have agreed a new 72-hour Gaza ceasefire starting 0500 GMT Tuesday after negotiations in Cairo, a senior Egyptian official said.

A Palestinian delegation, including Hamas representatives, has been holding talks in Cairo with Egyptian mediators for a durable truce in Gaza, but Israel has not yet sent any negotiators to the Egyptian capital.

“Egypt’s contacts with relevant parties have achieved a commitment for a 72-hour truce in Gaza starting from 0500 GMT tomorrow morning, and an agreement for the rest of the relevant delegations to come to Cairo to conduct further negotiations,” the Egyptian official told AFP.