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Palestinian groups to respect Gaza truce 'as long as Israel does'

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Wednesday, 14 November, 2018, 10:30
Palestinian groups to respect Gaza truce 'as long as Israel does'

Palestinian groups in the besieged Gaza Strip say they have agreed to an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire with Israel to end the worst violence between the two sides in years.

Al Jazeera's Harry Fawcett, reporting from Nahal-Oz near the Gaza-Israel fence, said Hamas-led factions on Tuesday accepted the truce "to restart the situation that prevailed up until this latest military escalation".

Hamas is the group administering the besieged Gaza Strip.

Fawcett added: "The Israelis do not confirm or deny such things, but Israeli media are reporting, citing an unnamed official, that Palestinian factions tried through four separate mediators to request a ceasefire."

Palestinian groups to respect Gaza truce 'as long as Israel does'