Israel accepts, Hamas rejects cease-fire to end Gaza conflict

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Updated: 7/14 11:47 pm
JERUSALEM (AP, MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- The Israeli Cabinet has accepted an Egyptian proposal for a cease-fire to end a week of conflict with Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip that has killed 185 Palestinians and exposed millions of Israelis to Hamas rocket fire.

The office of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the Cabinet met on Tuesday morning and accepted the proposal, which went into effect at 9 a.m.

It calls for a cease-fire to begin within 12 hours of "unconditional acceptance" by the sides, followed by the opening of Gaza's border crossings and talks in Cairo within two days.

A senior Hamas official said his group has rejected the proposal, but acknowledged "diplomatic movement" on ending the conflict.

Israel launched the offensive last Tuesday, saying it was responding to weeks of rocket fire out of the Hamas-ruled territory.
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