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Israel Agrees Three-Day Ceasefire Plan In Gaza
Israeli and Palestinian negotiators have agreed an Egyptian proposal for a new three-day ceasefire in Gaza.
The truce, which began at 10pm BST on Sunday, was agreed during negotiations between both sides in Cairo aimed at ending a month of violence.
The Egyptian Foreign Ministry said the ceasefire would allow the resumption of humanitarian aid to Gaza.
Israel also said it would return to Cairo for more talks on Sunday if the truce holds.
A similar 72-hour truce collapsed into violence on Friday and Israel initially said it would not take part in talks while Hamas rocket attacks continued.
It comes after an 11-year-old Palestinian boy was apparently shot dead by Israeli soldiers in the West Bank.
Mohammed Khalil al Anati was killed in Al Fawwar refugee camp, southwest of the city of Hebron, a medical official told AFP news service.
The Israeli military said it was investigating reports the youngster was shot by one of its soldiers.
Earlier, it looked like peace talks in Cairo would collapse after a Palestinian delegation threatened to walk out of discussions unless the Israelis returned to the table without conditions.
However, both Hamas and Israeli officials later said they had agreed the plan, paving the way for new talks.
"Israel will not negotiate under fire," Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said after his weekly cabinet meeting.
"At no stage did we declare (Israel's military offensive) was over. The operation will continue until its objective - the restoration of quiet over a protracted period - is achieved."
The Palestinians blamed their decision to resume fire on Israel's refusal to end the blockade of Gaza and open a seaport.
British Prime Minister David Cameron and US President Barack Obama expressed "serious concern" about renewed hostilities in Gaza during a phone call on Saturday.
The leaders called on Israel to exercise "restraint".
The Israelis launched more than 30 air attacks in Gaza on Saturday, killing nine Palestinians, while militants continued to fire rockets into Israel.
A month after Israel launched its military campaign, nearly 1,900 Palestinians have been killed - mostly civilians.
Israel has lost 64 soldiers in combat, while three civilians have died from rocket fire into the country.