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  7/24/2014, Tammuz 26, 5774

Kerry Reaches out to Hamas Allies to Press Truce

Secretary of State John Kerry of the United States spoke, Thursday, to his counterparts in Qatar and Turkey, which support the Palestinian Authority Islamist group Hamas, as he pressed for a Gaza ceasefire.

A day after he flew to Israel and cited signs of progress, Kerry was hunkered down in Egypt - which drafted a truce proposal to end the Israel-Hamas conflict that was rejected by Hamas - as he reached out to regional officials by telephone, aides said.