A temporary truce brokered by Egypt to end the conflict in Gaza looks to be holding tonight. The 72-hour ceasefire came into play earlier Tuesday, and now Egypt is trying to build on it with talks in Cairo.
Earlier this week Egyptian President Abdelfattah Elsisi said he will use the cease-fire talks to revive permanent peace talks. As for Palestinians, they know what it will take to support these efforts.
Officials in Gaza say the conflict has killed around 1,900 Palestinians and 67 Israelis.
The Palestinian leadership here in Cairo is confident that this cease-fire will succeed, and they are hopeful that it will be extended for seven more days.
CCTV America’s Adel El Mahrouky reports.
Israel and Hamas agree to a 72-hour cease-fireA temporary truce brokered by Egypt to end the conflict in Gaza looks to be holding tonight.
CCTV America’s Asieh Namdar spoke to Christopher Hill, former US Ambassador to Iraq- and now Dean of the Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, to find out why it took weeks of violence to finally reach a cease-fire.