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Israel accepts Gaza ceasefire

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An Egyptian proposal for a new 72-hour ceasefire with Gaza militants has been accepted by Israel, officials say.

Sunday’s move clears the way for the resumption of indirect talks on a long-term ceasefire arrangement in Hamas-ruled Gaza after a month of heavy fighting.

Egypt brokered a similar truce last week. But after the three-day window, militants resumed rocket fire on Israel and new fighting erupted.