Israel accepts 'unlimited' truce in Gaza: govt source

AFPAugust 26, 2014
Palestinian residents inspect the remains of Al-Basha, a building that was destroyed by an Israeli air strike in Gaza City on August 26, 2014
Palestinian residents inspect the remains of Al-Basha, a building that was destroyed by an Israeli air strike in Gaza City on August 26, 2014 (AFP Photo/Mohammed Abed)

Jerusalem (AFP) - Israel has agreed to observe an "unlimited" ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, a senior official told AFP on Tuesday, shortly after the deal was announced by the Palestinians.

"We have accepted, once again, an Egyptian proposal for an unconditional and unlimited-in-time ceasefire," the official said speaking on condition of anonymity, just moments before the truce went into effect at 1600 GMT.