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Israeli soldiers inspect a belt of bullets of the machine gun of a tank at an Israeli army deployment area near the Israel-Gaza Strip border for a potential ground operation in the Palestinian coastal enclave on November 20, 2012. AFP photo

Israeli soldiers inspect a belt of bullets of the machine gun of a tank at an Israeli army deployment area near the Israel-Gaza Strip border for a potential ground operation in the Palestinian coastal enclave on November 20, 2012. AFP photo

A ceasefire to end almost a week of violence in and around the Gaza Strip is to be announced in Cairo on Tuesday night, Hamas and Islamic Jihad sources told AFP.

 "There will be a joint press conference between Hamas and Islamic Jihad and the Egyptian mediators tonight to announce the truce," an Islamic Jihad source told AFP, while a Hamas source confirmed the announcement.

November/20/2012

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