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Israel to allow humanitarian aid and reconstruction materials into Gaza

A picture taken on August 26, 2014 shows a ball a fire rising from the house of Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader, Nafez Azzam, that was hit by an Israeli air strike in Rafah in the southern of Gaza Strip. AFP PHOTO / SAID KHATIB

CAIRO: Israel has agreed to open its borders with Gaza to allow humanitarian aid and reconstruction materials into the Palestinian enclave, Egypt's foreign ministry said in a statement.

Indirect talks between Israel and the Palestinians on other issues will also be resumed.

"Indirect talks between the two parties over other issues will resume within one month from the start of the ceasefire ... that is set to begin at 1900 Cairo time (1600 GMT)," the statement said.

 

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