Israeli TV retracts report Gaza ceasefire agreed

JERUSALEM Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:50pm EDT

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JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli television station retracted its report on Tuesday that a ceasefire in the Gaza conflict had been agreed, saying instead there was "movement" toward a truce between Israel and the Palestinian territory's dominant Hamas Islamists being brokered by Egypt.

"A senior (Israeli) official has clarified that there is no agreement on a ceasefire," said Channel Two, which had earlier quoted a senior official, also unnamed, saying there was a provisional deal in place.

(Writing by Dan Williams; Editing by Angus MacSwan)