Palestinians propose Gaza truce followed by five-day talks: Fatah official

July 22, 2014

CAIRO (Reuters) - The Palestinian leadership proposed to Egypt a plan for a Gaza ceasefire to be followed by five days of negotiations to stop fighting between Palestinians and Israel, Palestinian official Azzam al-Ahmed told reporters in Cairo on Tuesday.

"The Palestinian leadership offered a new suggestion in the framework of the Egyptian initiative for a ceasefire followed immediately by negotiations lasting five days," Fatah official al-Ahmed said.

(Reporting by Yasmine Saleh; Writing by Shadia Nasralla; Editing by Alison Williams)