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Senior Hamas official says no cease-fire deal with Israel but agreement is close

Posted at: 11/20/2012 12:17 PM
By: Associated Press

A senior Hamas official says his group is close to a cease-fire with Israel, but a deal has not yet been reached.
    
Moussa Abu Marzouk said Tuesday from Cairo that "we haven't struck the deal yet, but we are progressing and it will most likely be tonight."
    
Cease-fire talks have been taking place in the Egyptian capital.
    
The deal would end nearly a week of fighting between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip.
    
Some 130 civilians, including dozens of civilians, have been killed. Three Israelis have died in the fighting.