Kerry intensifies U.S. effort to reach truce in Gaza fighting

By Anne Gearan, July 22, 2014

CAIRO — Secretary of State John F. Kerry on Tuesday broadened the U.S. effort to reach a cease-fire in Gaza, seeking to revive a truce proposal rejected by Hamas militants a week ago.

Kerry met Tuesday with the intelligence chief of the Palestinian Authority, Majid Faraj, and with Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi and other authors of the Egyptian cease-fire proposal.

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