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  8/27/2014, Elul 1, 5774

US, UN 'Strongly Support' Israel-Hamas Ceasefire

The United States gave full backing Tuesday to the announcement of a long-term ceasefire between Israel and the terror group Hamas, a truce that roughly half of the Israeli Security Cabinet opposed, but was not given a chance to vote on.

US Secretary of State John Kerry called the deal "an opportunity, not a certainty," even while stating his "strong support" for the agreement.