A senior Egyptian official said a ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip will start on Thursday morning, the state-run Middle East News Agency (MENA) reported on Tuesday.
Reuters said the remarks confirm a statement by a Palestinian official familiar with the talks that the truce will begin on Thursday at 6 a.m.
Also, Hamas will be committed the date or any date that has been announced by Egypt, Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum told Deutsche Presse-Agentur dpa.
He said Hamas would issue a formal announcement later in the afternoon or early evening.
Güncelleme Tarihi: 17 Haziran 2008, 17:13