Egypt proposes Israel-Gaza ceasefire

15 July-2014, BBC: Egypt has proposed a ceasefire to end a week of cross-border fire between the Gaza Strip and Israel.

Egypt proposes Israel-Gaza ceasefire

Egypt proposes Israel-Gaza ceasefire

The initiative, announced by the foreign ministry, urges a ceasefire starting on Tuesday morning followed by a series of meetings in Cairo with high-level delegations from both sides.

It comes ahead of an urgent meeting of Arab League foreign ministers in Cairo.

The BBC’s Orla Guerin in Cairo says it is unclear if Hamas and Israel will accept.

Palestinian officials say at least 175 people in Gaza have been killed by Israeli air strikes since the offensive began last Tuesday.

Israel says nearly 1,000 rockets have been fired from Gaza in that time.

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