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Egypt races to salvage Gaza cease-fire

Posted: August 19, 2014 at 3:29 a.m.

Palestinians stand in what is left of the home of Amer Abu Aisheh, one of three Palestinians identified by Israel as suspects in the killing of three Israeli teenagers, after it was demolished by the Israeli army in the West Bank city of Hebron, Monday, Aug. 18 , 2014. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)

CAIRO -- With a deadline just hours away, Egyptian mediators shuttled between Israeli and Palestinian negotiators in hopes of reaching a long-term cease-fire arrangement that would allow reconstruction of the Gaza Strip after a month-long conflict that killed more than 2,000 people.

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