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Israeli PM has asked US help to reach Gaza truce: Kerry

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at the Center for American Progress on the launch of India:2020 in Washington July 28, 2014. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

WASHINGTON: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has asked for fresh US help in trying to broker a ceasefire in Gaza, top US diplomat John Kerry said Tuesday.

"Last night we talked, and the prime minister talked to me about an idea and a possibility of a ceasefire. He raised it with me, as he has consistently," Kerry said, adding Netanyahu had said he "would embrace a ceasefire that permits Israel to protect itself against the tunnels and obviously not be disadvantaged for the great sacrifice they have made thus far."

 

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