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  8/1/2014, Av 5, 5774

White House Welcomes Ceasefire, Calls for Long-Term Truce

The White House said on Thursday night that it strongly supports the new three-day ceasefire agreed to by Israel and Hamas in Gaza, Reuters reported.

In a statement, Washington urged "restraint" in the hours before the truce begins at 8:00 a.m. Israel time (0500 GMT) on Friday.