Palestinians Agree to New 72-Hour Cease-Fire Proposal

The AP reports that Palestinian negotiators have accepted an Egyptian proposal for a 72-hour cease-fire with Israel.

Israeli negotiators left talks earlier this week, after the conclusion of an earlier 72-hour cease-fire, saying they refused to "negotiate under fire." Today's truce hopes to allow space for the resumption of negotiations for a long-term cease-fire. The AP reports that there was no immediate Israeli response.

A Palestinian negotiator told the AP, "We are here to look for an agreement. We cannot have an agreement without talks, so we accepted an Egyptian proposal to have a cease-fire for 72 hours in order to resume the talks."

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