Statement from Egypt's Foreign Ministry on ceasefire plan for Gaza:
1- Stemming from Egypt’s historic responsibility in view of its believe in the importance of achieving peace in the region, protecting the lives of the innocent , and ending the bloodshed, Egypt calls upon Israel and all Palestinian factions to immediately enforce a seize fire, in view of the fact that escalation and mutual violence, and resulting victims , is not in the interest of either party; as such both sides shall abide, during the period of the ceasefire, by the following:
a. Israel shall cease all hostilities against the Gaza Strip via land, sea, and air, and shall
commit to refrain from conducting any ground incursions against Gaza or targeting civilians.
b. All Palestinian factions in Gaza shall cease all hostilities from the Gaza Strip against Israel via land, sea, air, and underground, and shall commit to refrain from firing all types of rockets, and from attacks on the borders or targeting civilians.
c. Crossings shall be opened and movement of persons and goods through border crossings
shall be facilitated once the security situation becomes stable on the ground.
d. Other issues, including security issues shall be discussed with the two sides.
2- Modalities of Implementation:
a. It has been decided to initiate the implementation of the de-escalation arrangements at 06 : 00 hours (GMT) on 15 / 7 / 2014, pending the implementation of a full ceasefire within twelve hours of the announcement of the Egyptian initiative and its unconditional acceptance by both sides.
b. High-level delegations from both the Israeli government and the Palestinian factions shall be received in Cairo within 48 hours of the initiation of the initiative’s implementation, in order to conclude talks for the consolidation of the ceasefire and conclude confidence-building measures between the two sides; talks shall be held with each side separately (in accordance with the arrangements for the consolidation of de-escalation in Cairo in 2012).
c. Both sides shall commit to refrain from taking any action aimed at undermining the implementation of the understandings; Egypt shall receive guarantees from both sides of their commitment to implement what has been agreed upon, and shall follow up on its implementation and engage with either side in the case of any action that impinges on its stability.