Israel and Hamas agree to a 72-hour cease-fire

August 10, 2014 9:44 AM

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Israel and Hamas agree to a 72-hour cease-fire

Gaza City (CNN) -- An uneasy, but welcome, calm descended on Gaza and Israel late Sunday with the start of a 72-hour cease-fire.

The temporary calm would allow for negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians, Egyptian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bader Abdelatty told CNN. Senior Hamas official Izzat Risheq told CNN that Palestinians agreed to the cease-fire, adding that this would be the last time Palestinians are willing to...

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