Long-term ceasefire reached between Israel, PalestineUpdated: 2014-08-27 06:36:55 (KST)
Time now for a look through the international headlines we're following this Wednesday morning. For that, we'll turn to our Eunice Kim standing by at the NewsCenter. Good morning, Eunice. (Good morning, Mark.) A new ceasefire has been reached between Israel and Hamas and this time, it doesn't have an expiration date.
Right. Could this be the beginning of the end?
The long-term truce was announced Tuesday, and went into effect 7pm local time.
Joyful Palestinians poured into the streets to celebrate the news of the ceasefire that appeared to put a cap on the seven weeks of heavy fighting that has killed more than 22-hundred people and left tens of thousands others homeless mostly in Gaza.
Egypt - which brokered the deal - said the contents of the ceasefire included an easing of the Gaza blockade, opening border crossings for aid and reconstruction materials to pass through, and extending the fishing limit to 6 nautical miles from 3 nautical miles.
Both sides have agreed to return to Cairo for talks to address the tough issues sometime within the next month, according to the Associated Press.
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