Kerry Welcomes Egypt’s Gaza Strip Ceasefire Initiative

US Secretary of State John Kerry welcomed Tuesday 1572014 the Egyptian-brokered ceasefire aimed at ending all acts of aggression on Gaza as of 6 a.m. (GMT) Tuesday.

“The Egyptian ceasefire initiative provides an opportunity to end violence and restore calm,” the US Embassy in Cairo quoted Kerry as saying.

Kerry welcomed the Israeli decision of accepting the Egyptian initiative and called on the other parties to accept it.

The initiative urges an immediate ceasefire and stopping all hostilities from both sides.

According to the initiative, the ceasefire will go into effect on Tuesday 6:00 (GMT) between Hamas and Israel with no prior conditions.


Source : Egypt State Information Service