No deal yet on 7-day truce between Israel and Hamas

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says he has not yet reached a deal between Israel and Hamas to call a 7-day humanitarian truce in the Gaza war but is continuing work.

Kerry's comments at a Friday evening press conference in Cairo came after days of shuttling between the Egyptian capital, Jerusalem and the West Bank trying to work out a week-long truce. Israeli media say Israel's Security Cabinet rejected the plan in its current form.

Kerry said a truce would provide seven days to work out further talks to address each side's demands. He said some ``terminology'' on a truce's framework still needed work.

``We don't yet have that final framework, but none of us are stopping,'' he said.

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  1. Lelach posted on 07/25/2014 03:31 PM
    Hamas can't keep 7 minutes of a "ceasefire". Kerry expects them to keep 7 DAYS???? Someone should teach them the definition of "cease".
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