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72-hour cease-fire called in Israel-Palestinian fighting
72-hour cease-fire called in Israel-Palestinian fighting

Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour cease-fire, Secretary of State John F. Kerry and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Thursday. In a statement in India, where Kerry is traveling, the two said that Israeli troops would be allowed to remain in place during the pause in fighting, during which humanitarian supplies will be allowed into Gaza. Kerry said that Israel also would be allowed to continue to destroy tunnels dug by Hamas, a key goal of the Israeli assault. “Israel will be able to continue its defensive operations for those tunnels that are behind its lines, and the Palestinians will be able to receive food, medicine, and additional humanitarian...

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