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Monday, 11 August 2014 - 8:32
Gaza conflict: New three-day ceasefire begins.
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A three-day truce has come into effect between Israel and the Palestinians in Gaza, after a day of intense diplomacy.

It is hoped the latest truce, which came into effect at 21:00 GMT, will help negotiators agree a longer peace.

Egypt brokered a similar truce last week, but fighting resumed after the three-day window ended.

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

 
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