View from southern Israeli Gaza border showing Israeli army flares falling into the Palestinian enclave, July 14, 2014
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Egypt proposes Gaza Strip-Israel ceasefire deal

Egypt has proposed a ceasefire to end a week of cross-border fire between the Gaza Strip and Israel.

The initiative urges a ceasefire starting early on Tuesday followed by a series of meetings in Cairo with high-level delegations from both sides.

However an official from Hamas, which controls Gaza, said a full deal would have to come first, before a ceasefire.

The BBC's Orla Guerin says it is "the most tangible move yet towards some kind of deal".

  • 15 Jul 2014
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