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    US, UN Announce Deal On Gaza Cease-fire

    Rebecca Stefansky

    by Rebecca Stefansky

    The United States and United Nations are announcing that Israel and Hamas have agreed to a humanitarian cease-fire to start Friday morning for 72 hours. In a joint statement, the U.S. and U.N. said they had gotten assurances that all parties to the conflict had agreed to an unconditional cease-fire during which there would be negotiations on a more durable truce. The statement was released in New Delhi, where Secretary of State John Kerry is now meeting with Indian officials.