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Will Gaza ceasefire have 'longevity'?


A snap poll taken just after the ceasefire in Gaza was announced, suggested that around 70% of Israelis did not support it.

It seems that neither side has any trust in the motives of the other - so what exactly does the deal mean and does it, could it, lead to any kind of long term progress that might mean civilians on both sides are safer?

Mark Regev, an Israeli government spokesman, explained that the international community can take a certain amount of "hope… that these arrangement were negotiated by Egypt", as Hamas "have now made commitments to Egypt".

"We hope that maybe, just maybe, these understandings will have longevity," he added.

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