Hamas: truce includes opening all Gaza crossings

MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH and SARAH EL DEEB
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In this image made from Egyptian State Television, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, left, and Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohammed Kamel Amr, right, give a joint news conference announcing a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. Egypt has announced a cease-fire agreement to end a week of fighting between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip. Foreign Minister Mohammed Kamel Amr said the truce would take effect at 9 p.m. local time (2 p.m. EDT.) He made the announcement alongside visiting U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. (AP Photo/Egyptian State Television)

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The leader of Hamas says the cease-fire deal with Israel includes agreement to open all border crossings with the Gaza Strip, including with Egypt.

Khaled Mashaal spoke to reporters after Wednesday's truce deal was announced with both sides promising to halt attacks on each other and ease an Israeli blockade after eight days of fierce fighting.

The agreement calls for "opening the crossings and facilitating the movement of people and transfer of goods, and refraining from restricting residents' free movement."

Mashaal says that includes the key Rafah crossing with Egypt.