Israel Accepts Open-Ended Cease-Fire To End Gaza Fight

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August 26, 2014 AT 11:34 PM
According to an Israeli official, Israel has accepted an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire plan to end a seven-week war against Islamic militants in the Gaza Strip. The official said Tuesday that Israel "responded positively" to Egypt's call for an open-ended cease-fire. Egyptian state media reported the cease-fire began at 7 p.m. local time Tuesday. Hamas spokesperson Sami abu Zuhri told NBC News that the agreement was been reached between both sides under the Egyptian sponsor, and that they solved all the disputed issues. The official added that Israel would ease its blockade of Gaza to allow humanitarian and construction materials to enter the war-battered territory.