Israel Pulls All Troops From Gaza as Latest Cease-Fire Holds
Negotiators are seeking a lasting solution to the Gaza conflict at talks in Cairo, as Israel withdrew troops on the first day of a 72-hour cease-fire that has held so far.
Under the Egyptian-brokered accord, the latest effort to end four weeks of fighting, hostilities ceased at 8 a.m. local time yesterday. Israel said it pulled the last of its troops back to just outside the Gaza Strip.
Palestinian, Egyptian and U.S. diplomats were already in Cairo discussing a longer-term accord, and Israel’s Haaretz newspaper and Egypt’s official Middle East News Agency said an Israeli delegation arrived there late yesterday.