Hamas exiled leaders confirm Gaza ceasefire

Hamas said in a statement it was ready to cooperate with Egypt's efforts for the calm to hold.

Hamas exiled leaders confirm Gaza ceasefire
The exiled leadership of Hamas confirmed on Sunday the beginning of an immediate ceasefire with Israel agreed upon with Palestinian organisations allied to the Islamist group.

Hamas said in a statement it was ready to cooperate with Egypt's efforts for the calm to hold.

"We are ready to cooperate with any efforts, especially Egypt... to reach a definite agreement that meets our known demands to lift the blockade permanently and open all border crossings," the statement said.

The statement was also read by a senior Hamas official on Syrian television, flanked by officials from several Palestinian organisations allied to Hamas.

A Hamas official in Gaza announced earlier an immediate ceasefire and said Israel had a week to pull out its troops from Gaza.

Reuters
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