An Egyptian plan for a long-term cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian factions  in Gaza has gained the support of a strong international contingent, including UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, according to a Sunday report in pan-Arab daily Al-Hayat.

The United States has also become involved in the talks, agreeing to serve as a guarantor that Israel will uphold what has been agreed to thus far in Egypt, the report added.

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The paper quoted the head of the Palestinian delegation to negotiations in Cairo, Fatah's Azzam al-Ahmed, as saying that an international conference for the reconstruction of Gaza following Operation Protective Edge will be held in September, with the participation of international agencies and donors.