13 Feb 2009

Hamas says Gaza truce deal expected in days

9:28 am on 13 February 2009

Hamas said on Thursday a truce agreement with Israel on the Gaza Strip would most likely be announced in the next three days.

"Most of the obstacles that prevented us from reaching an agreement were resolved and an announcement of a deal is expected within three days," said Taher al-Nono, a member of Hamas's negotiating team in Cairo.

The agreement would ensure the end of all violence in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip and the opening of the territory's border crossings, he said.