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It is reported, that a Gaza truce will  begin 2 a.m. on Friday, according to Al Jazeera.

However,   US State Secretay  Blinken said that they cannot confirm reports of Gaza truce but expects to speak to an Israeli counterpart ‘shortly again’.

The BBC now reports that the ceasefire reportedly agreed by Israel’s security cabinet will come into force at 02:00 local time (23:00 GMT), ”which is in about three-and-a-half hours’ time, according to reports in Israeli and some Arabic media.

There is still no confirmation from the Israeli security cabinet.”

Moments later, Reuters reported that ”A Hamas official has confirmed that there will be a “mutual and simultaneous” truce with Israel beginning at 02:00 local time (23:00 GMT) – in about three-and-a-half hours time.”

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