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Washington - US Welcomes Egypt's Cease-fire Plan For Israel

Published on: July 14, 2014 08:28 PM
By: AP
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Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki (R) is pictured near the Qatari delegation during an extraordinary session of the Arab League at the league's headquarters in Cairo July 14, 2014. Egypt launched an initiative on Monday to halt fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants, proposing a ceasefire to be followed by talks in Cairo on settling the conflict in which Gaza authorities say more than 170 people have died. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah DalshWashington - The United States is welcoming a cease-fire plan proposed by Egypt to end heavy fighting between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip.

White House spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan says the U.S. hopes the plan will lead to calm being restored as soon as possible. She says escalation won’t benefit Israelis or Palestinians.

Meehan says the U.S. will work to promote a return to the cease-fire reached in 2012.

The State Department says Secretary of State John Kerry has been working closely with Israeli, Palestinian and Egyptian leaders during the conflict. Kerry is expected in the region Tuesday.

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Egypt’s offer marks the first sign of a breakthrough in international efforts to end the conflict. At least 185 people have died. Both sides say they’re seriously considering the proposal.



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 Jul 14, 2014 at 09:00 PM Facts1 Says:

"White House spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan says the U.S. hopes the plan will lead to calm being restored as soon as possible. She says escalation won’t benefit Israelis or Palestinians."

Sure, it will only give Hamas 2 more years to produce more advanced weapons, it all started with Oslo and every time Israel listened to America, it went against them.

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