72-hour Gaza ceasefire begins; Israel withdraws troops

Israel has withdrawn its ground forces from the Gaza Strip following its elimination of cross-border infiltration tunnels.

An Egyptian-mediated 72-hour ceasefire kicked in at 5:00 a.m. GMT, and over the course of the truce, delegates are expected to join talks in Cairo to cement a longer-term deal.

Egypt has positioned itself as a mediator in prior Gaza conflicts but, like Israel, its current administration views Hamas as a security threat.


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  • GoGowadof100s
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    I give it an hour or 2
    5 Aug 2014, 05:38 AM Reply Like
  • DeepValueLover
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    Why is the U.S. involved at all?
    5 Aug 2014, 05:49 AM Reply Like
  • GoGowadof100s
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    Israel is our 51st state duh, the people just sent them 225million to pay for the iron dome
    5 Aug 2014, 05:51 AM Reply Like
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