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.
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