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US learned of ceasefire from Twitter — report

Washington was left out of talks between Israel, Egypt and the Palestinians on a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, and found out about the breakthrough that paved the way for a ceasefire from Twitter, the Wall Street Journal reports.

According to the report, the Obama administration “knew from Palestinian contacts earlier this week that representatives of Israel, Egypt and the Palestinians were working on a new cease-fire proposal but didn’t know details because they were left largely out of the discussions.”

The report quotes key US officials as saying they first heard about the breakthrough from Twitter and the media, and were not informed about it by Cairo or Jerusalem.

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