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Palestinians agree to implement ceasefire

Senior offficials from rival Fatah and Hamas factions agreed on Saturday to implement immediately a

ceasefire aimed at stopping Palestinian violence in Gaza, Interior Minister Saeed Seyam of Hamas said.

 

Speaking after talks with Fatah security official Rashid Abu Shbak, Seyam said the two sides agreed to withdraw their gunmen from Gaza streets and rooftops, remove checkpoints, and halt media incitement. Successive previous ceasefire deals have broken down in renewed fighting. (Reuters)