Abbas Welcomes, Calls for Honoring, Egyptian-brokered Ceasefire Agreement

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RAMALLAH, August 5, 2014 (WAFA) – President Mahmoud Abbas welcomed on Tuesday the Egypt-brokered ceasefire in Gaza, reached on Monday, and stressed the need to implement and honor it.

Earlier on Tuesday, head of the Palestinian delegation to Cairo, Azzam al-Ahmad, said the delegation confirmed to the Egyptian leadership their approval of the 72-hour ceasefire, starting Tuesday at 8:00 AM (Jerusalem Time).

Al-Ahmad said that during the temporary ceasefire, indirect talks will be held to reach a fixed ceasefire and achieve the Palestinian demands of halting the Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people and lifting Israel’s siege on Gaza.

 

Source: WAFA