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New truce agreed in Gaza conflict

10 August 2014 Last updated at 22:30 BST

Israel and Palestinian factions have accepted a fresh 72-hour ceasefire in the Gaza conflict, clearing the way for more talks in Egypt.

Egypt brokered a similar truce last week, but fighting resumed after the three-day window. It is hoped the latest ceasefire will enable negotiators to agree a longer truce.

About 2,000 people have died in the conflict, which began on 8 July when Israel launched an operation to deter militant attacks from Gaza.

Orla Guerin reports from Gaza.