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  Av 5, 5774 , 01/08/14

Hamas Agrees to 72-Hour Ceasefire

Hamas has agreed to observe a 72-hour ceasefire in the Gaza conflict to take effect Friday morning, if Israel does the same, a spokesman for the group told AFP late on Thursday night.

"Hamas and all the resistance movements have accepted a 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire from 8:00 am Friday (0500 GMT) which will be respected by all these movements if the other party (Israel) also observes the ceasefire," Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhum told the news agency.

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