Palestinians propose Gaza truce followed by five-day talks: Fatah official

CAIRO Tue Jul 22, 2014 12:14pm EDT

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CAIRO (Reuters) - The Palestinian leadership proposed to Egypt a plan for a Gaza ceasefire to be followed by five days of negotiations to stop fighting between Palestinians and Israel, Palestinian official Azzam al-Ahmed told reporters in Cairo on Tuesday.

"The Palestinian leadership offered a new suggestion in the framework of the Egyptian initiative for a ceasefire followed immediately by negotiations lasting five days," Fatah official al-Ahmed said.

(Reporting by Yasmine Saleh; Writing by Shadia Nasralla; Editing by Alison Williams)