The President of Egypt announces that the Israeli operation in Gaza will end on Tuesday
"The aggression against Gaza will end today. Without concessions and capitulations", the Masri al-Yaum newspaper quotes the President.
Last week, Morsi told journalists that his government was in contact with both parties of the conflict and "there is some reason to hope for a quick cease-fire".
"President Mohamed Mursi announced that the farce of Israeli aggression against the Gaza Strip will end on Tuesday," MENA said, quoting public remarks made by the country's head of state after the funeral of his sister.
"The efforts to conclude a truce between the Palestinian and Israeli sides will produce positive results in the next few hours," he was quoted as saying. Egypt has been trying to mediate a truce to end the conflict.
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