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Israel, Palestinians begin talks to end Gaza war

(Agencies) Updated: 2014-08-11 20:05

CAIRO - Israel and the Palestinians began talks in Cairo on Monday to try and end the conflict in Gaza and lift the blockade on the coastal enclave, Egypt's state news agency MENA said.

The indirect talks are being mediated by Egypt and began a day after the two sides agreed to begin a new 72-hour truce.

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