Cease-fire in Gaza holds for second day
06 August 2014, 15:01
Gaza City - A cease-fire between Israel and Hamas that ended a month of fighting is holding for a second day, ahead on negotiations in Cairo on a long-term truce and a broader deal for the war-ravaged Gaza Strip.
Delegations from both sides were in Cairo on Wednesday where Egyptian mediators planned to shuttle between them to try to work out a deal.
Some details have emerged about Hamas' negotiating points, including an internationally funded reconstruction of Gaza, which would be overseen by a Palestinian unity government led by President Mahmoud Abbas.
The cease-fire is the longest lull in a war that has killed nearly 1 900 Palestinians. Israel has lost 67 people.
In Gaza, people took advantage of the calm to return to their devastated homes and inspect the damage.