JERUSALEM- A senior Israeli official says the Israeli government has accepted an Egyptian cease-fire proposal to end a month-long war against Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip.
The official says a preliminary 72-hour truce will begin on Tuesday morning. An Israeli delegation will head to Egypt for talks meant to work out a long-term truce in the next three days.
The official said Israel will be watching "with a certain amount of skepticism," since previous cease-fire plans have quickly collapsed.
He spoke on condition of anonymity pending a formal announcement by the Israeli government.
Palestinian officials have already said they accepted the Egyptian proposal.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.