The Gaza war, now in its fourth week, has left more than 1,800 Palestinians and 60 Israelis dead
Israel accepts 72-hour cease-fire with Hamas

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by FOX NEWS | AUGUST 4, 2014

Israel has accepted a new 72-hour truce with Hamas that is set to begin Tuesday, a senior Israeli official told Fox News, after considering pulling its forces out of the Gaza Strip without a cease-fire deal.

The cease-fire will start at 8 a.m. local time (1 a.m. ET) and a Palestinian delegation in Cairo confirmed it has accepted the truce.

An Israeli delegation will head to Egypt for talks meant to work out a long-term truce in the next three days.

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