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Israel agrees with Egypt to delay Gaza offensive

11-02-2011 14:09 BJT

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An Egyptian official says Israel has agreed to briefly delay its military offensive in the Gaza Strip. This should give Egypt time to persuade some Palestinian factions to halt rocket fire on southern Israel.

He said Tuesday Egypt has asked Israel for 24 hours to bring all factions into an informal cease-fire. In recent days, Israeli aircraft have targeted the Islamic Jihad group launching rocket attacks from Gaza into Israel.

The recent exchange of fire, coming not long after a prisoner swap, has killed at least 10 Palestanians and one Israeli civilian.

On Monday, Israel's prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a tough warning that whoever attacks Israel is risking their lives.




Editor:Liu Fang |Source: CNTV.CN

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