Israel agrees to Egypt-brokered deal to end Gaza fighting — source

CAIRO — Israel has agreed to a truce in the Gaza Strip, an Egyptian security source says today.

“The Israeli side has accepted,” the source says, adding that Cairo was waiting for the Palestinian response, as part of Egyptian mediation efforts three days into the fighting in Gaza between Israel and Islamic Jihad.

An Israeli source, however, says the talks are still “advancing.”

“It’s not definite that there will be a ceasefire,” the unnamed official is quoted as saying by the Ynet news site.

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