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Palestinians propose Gaza truce followed by 5-day talks: Fatah official

Azzam al-Ahmad, left, a member of the Palestinian Fatah Central Committee in charge of Fatah-Hamas reconciliation affairs, meets with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri, at the Egyptian foreign ministry in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

CAIRO: The Palestinian leadership proposed to Egypt a plan for a Gaza ceasefire to be followed by five days of negotiations to stop fighting between Palestinians and Israel, Palestinian official Azzam al-Ahmed told reporters in Cairo on Tuesday.

"The Palestinian leadership offered a new suggestion in the framework of the Egyptian initiative for a ceasefire followed immediately by negotiations lasting five days," Fatah official al-Ahmed said.

 

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