July 31, 2014 / 11:23 PM / 3 years ago

Israel accepts proposal for 72-hour Gaza ceasefire: official

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel has accepted a proposal for a three-day truce with militant groups in the Gaza Strip, an official in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office said.

"Israel has accepted the U.S./U.N. proposal for a 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire beginning 8 a.m. (0500 GMT) Friday," said the official, who made the statement on condition of anonymity.

Reporting by Ari Rabinovitch; Editing by Lisa Shumaker

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