Sec. of State John Kerry announces 72-hour ceasefire in Gaza
An Israeli artillery gun fires a 155 mm shell towards targets in the Gaza Strip from their position near Israel's border with the Gaza Strip on July 31, 2014 [AFP]

New Delhi (AFP) - Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour ceasefire in the Gaza conflict, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said early Friday.

Kerry, on a visit to New Delhi, said that the two sides would cease fire at 8 am local time (0500 GMT) and that Israelis and Palestinians would enter talks in Cairo.

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