JERUSALEM (AP) -- A senior Israeli official says the Israeli government has accepted an Egyptian cease-fire proposal to end a monthlong war against Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip.<br />
The official says a preliminary 72-hour truce will begin at 0500 GMT on Tuesday morning. An Israeli delegation will head to Egypt for talks meant to work out a long-term truce in the next three days.<br />
Palestinian officials have already said they accepted the Egyptian proposal.<br />
The official said Israel will be watching "with a certain amount of skepticism," since previous cease-fire plans have quickly collapsed.<br />
He spoke on condition of anonymity pending a formal announcement by the Israeli government.
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