Kerry ‘welcomes’ Israel’s ceasefire stance

US Secretary of State John Kerry welcomes Israel’s acceptance of the Egyptian ceasefire proposal, tweets Washington’s ambassador in Tel Aviv, Dan Shapiro.

“The Egyptian proposal for a ceasefire and negotiations provides an opportunity to end the violence and restore calm,” Shapiro quotes Kerry as saying. “We welcome the Israeli cabinet’s decision to accept it. We urge all other parties to accept the proposal.”

— Raphael Ahren