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Kerry proposes week-long truce in Gaza Strip

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has proposed a week-long truce in the ongoing fighting in the Gaza Strip, The New York Times reports.

If the truce went into effect, Palestinian and Israeli officials would begin negotiating around a longer term solution for Gaza. The report comes from "an official involved in the negotiations," according to the Times. However, the proposal has not yet been endorsed by Hamas, the official cautioned, nor the Israeli cabinet.

The proposed start of the truce would coincide with the Muslim feast of Eid al-Fitr at the end of Ramadan. Haaretz reports that the Israeli cabinet will discuss Kerry's proposal Friday afternoon.

"We are going to keep at it, and we need to actually sit down and get to work," Kerry said on Thursday.