Israel agrees 12-hour Gaza ceasefire

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Israel has announced a unilateral 12-hour ceasefire in Gaza starting on Saturday morning, a US official said.

“Israel has agreed to a 12-hour ceasefire from 07:00 am Saturday,” said the US official travelling with Secretary of State John Kerry, who was leaving Cairo without securing a longer ceasefire deal between Israel and Palestinian movement Hamas.

It was unclear whether the ceasefire was due to start at 7:00 am Israeli time or GMT.

Similarly, a Hamas official told AFP on Saturday that the Islamist militant group would observe a 12-hour Gaza ceasefire starting later in the morning.

“Hamas agrees on a ceasefire for 12 hours starting this morning,” said the official, speaking on condition of anonymity.

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